The tasting and dinner was held at Roux on parliament square last night. I rather wondered whether Michelle Roux would actually be there but I arrived in hope that I might meet the TV celebrity chef. I didn’t have to wait long to find out. On arrival at the champagne reception I was introduced to a circle of 5 guests, and was shocked to find myself standing next to the man himself. We had a good chat and I confessed to having had a copy of a bespoke jacket tailored for me in Hong Kong which was a replica of one I’d seen him wearing on tv! Most importantly I was in the company of a top wine maker, Raimond Prum from the Moselle. Rather fortuitously I had a place on the top table opposite him and next to Silvano who is a restaurateur working with the Rouxs for 45 years. The menu included a tartlette of peas and smoked duck and Lake District venison accompanied by no fewer than SEVEN rieslings. Who would believe this could work. Starting with Sebastian A kabinett 2015 and finishing with Welhiener Sonnenuhr Auselese 1999. Look out for some new arrivals to the Camber portfolio.
Introducing the next new wine to the portfolio, the Pieropan Soave Classico
This little gem has joined the vast array of wines we have on offer at Camber Wines and it really is sensational.
Pieropan’s estate covers 40 hectares of vineyards and the family have been producing wines since the 1860s. The grapes were grown in the vineyard of ‘La Rocca’, which takes its name from the adjacent medieval castle and fortress that dominates the town of Soave, east of Verona.
The grape variety of this Soave is 100% Garganega, which produces a beautifully golden yellow wine, with intense and concentrated flavours. Wonderful aroma of almond and honey, which lead to an elegant and smoothly balanced palate with tantalising notes of ripe apricots, exotic fruits and a light mineral edge.
One you must come and grab a bottle of for only £13.50 from Camber Wines, or why not enjoy it with your meal at abarbistro for £23.50!
The end of another month obviously means one thing our Sipping Saturday had arrived! Thank you to everyone who came down, there was a great buzz all day and it was brilliant to meet the regulars of Camber and introduce ourselves to the new customers who came down to visit us!
We showcased some of our favourites like the JJ rose and introduced some new wines like the Piquepoul Brut, Cline Zinfandel, Black Craft Shiraz and many more.
It was a great day and the Amatua Malbec came out on top with everyone who tasted!