Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Spanish Wine Pairing at Canterbury Brook Inn

Cornwall Wines hosted a Spanish Wine Dinner at the Canterbury Brook Inn, in Cornwall NY on November 4. I've never been to the Canterbury Brook Inn but heard wonderful reviews, and some Spanish wines, I thought it would be a great evening and it was.

As we were seated we were poured a 2009  Ipsum Reuda.  This wine is an estate bottled wine by 37 year old Hermanos del Villar in the northern region of Rueda.  This is a nice unoaked crisp wine.  This wine had a nice floral nose that gave way to and citrus notes.   It was a little minerally with hints of tropical fruit and orange.

Then came the first course a stew of some kind paired with a 2009 Pazo De Galegos which is an Albarino. This wine had a perfume and white flowers on the nose.  This is a youthful wine with hints of peach and tropical fruit.  Personally, I think a wine with a little sweetness would have been a better pairing since the stew had some spice to it.



We then had a Tapas course which was paired with a 2008 Ludovicus.  This is an estate bottled wine made by Celler Pino.  The wine is made with organically grown grapes in the high elevation region of Terra Alta just south of Barcelona.  This wine had a cigar nose with hints of blackberry.  The taste had black fruit with a white pepper finish.

For dinner we had Payaya which was paired with 2009 Vizcarra Roble, estate bottled by Bodegas Vizcarra. This was a very young Tempranillo wine that will age well over the next 5 or so years.  


Dessert...my favorite course.  This was a chocolate something with raspberry sauce that was very good!  It went very well with the 2005 Bellum El Remate.  This wine was made in the South East region of Yecla.  It is a late harvest 100% Monastrell.  This wine was sweet but not syrupy. It complemented the chocolate very well!
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