Like a paedophile attending the premiere of Teletubbies – The Movie I can barely contain my excitement. You see the One&Only Cape Town is having its first birthday next month and they’ve decided what better way to celebrate than having lots of fine wine and a couple slap up dinners.
I’ll be going to the tutored tasting. Jorg, (the go to guy for fine wine events) has brought out four winemakers to show their wines along with a 90 minute presentation.
In the Portuguese corner:
This is Dirk Niepoort of the Douro Valley. I tasted some of his wines last year, a port and a Riesling, I have heard so much about him since I’m really looking forward to these wines. A glowing description of him and his achievements can be found here.
The wines we’ll be tasting:
- 2005 Late Bottle Vintage Port
- 2007 Vintage Port
- 1998 Colheita
- 2007 Ubunto
- 2007 Redoma Tinto
- 2008 Tiara
Representing the Germans:
Egon Müller of Scharzhof Estate on the Mosel-Saar-Ruwer will be pouring us some of his well known and respected Rieslings. It is rumoured that he will be showing a wine that – if you find someone willing to sell it– costs around R15 000 –R20 000 a bottle.
- 2008 Kanta
- 2008 Belá
- 2008 Scharzhof
- 2007 Scharzhofberger Kabinett
- 1995 Wiltinger braune Kupp Spätlese
- 1999 Scharzhofberger Auslese
- 1983 Scharzhofberger Beerenauslese
The Austrian connection:
Michael Moosbrugger of Schloss Gobelsburg in the Kamptal, Austria makes outstading Grüner Veltliners, I am especially looking forward to tasting the 2007 Schloss Gobelsburg Tradition, which is an attempt to make the wine as it was made on hundred years ago. Here is Jamie Goode’s take on it.
Sipping on his:
- 2009 Gobelsburger Grüner Veltliner*
- 2008 Schloss Gobelsburg GV* Kammerner Renner
- 2008 Schloss Gobelsburg GV* Kammerner Grub
- 2007 Schloss Gobelsburg GV* Tradition
- 2007 Schloss Gobelsburg GV* Auslese
- 2007 Schloss Gobelsburg GV* Beerenausles
Keeping it real for the Frenchies:
Nicolas Potel of Domaine de Bellene in Burgundy, France sources his grapes from all over Burgundy. The vines are aged between 50-100 years old and are all farmed bio0dynamically.
The French tipples will be:
- 2008 Montagny 1° Cru
- 2007 Meursault Vieilles Vignes
- 2007 Puligny Montrachet 1° Cru refert
- 2008 Volnay Vieilles Vignes
- 2007 Vosne Romanée 1° Cru Chaumes
- 2006 Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru
So that’s what I will be doing on the 15th of April. If you’re keen, contact Claire Lockey at email@example.com.