The Wine Scout  Naturally produced wines from around the world, sourced by Pedro.  Each week he opens two tasters so you can sample his range.  

Pedro says, “Hello! This Saturday we will taste two delicious wines from the Loire in Northern France.

The white Selection Massale Pinot Gris from Wairau Valley inNew Zealand is brimming with citrus, stonefruit and just a hint of toasted almond. The palate is light, dry and refreshing but the flavours are concentrated and the finish is saline and persistent. Overall the wine is balanced and nuanced. The fruit was destemmed and whole-bunch pressed into stainless steel where it underwent a cold fermentation on fine lees to retain purity of fruit and give the wine an overall focus.

 

We will also taste the red Ventoux La Gérine Ferme Saint-Martin from the Rhône in France. This is an elegant, racy wine that reveals lovely purity with dark berry fruits on the nose and aromas of wild bay-leaf and roasted herb to give the palate an extra dimension. La Gérine, a Grenache/Carignan blend, undergoes a semi-carbonic maceration without sulphur and using indigenous yeasts. The grapes are lightly trodden by foot and, after vinification, the wine is bottled without filtration and with a very light dose of sulphur.”