Flights of Fancy - Menu No.1

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A review of Menu #1

This was a cracker of an opening menu for the Flights of Fancy, we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Many of you came and sampled the bottles we had open and gave us some great feedback on your favourites and valuable scores for our leaderboard. Without hesitating, we will jump straight into the top 3 according to your results.

Coming in the first spot for Menu 1 was the popular Roaring Meg Pinot Gris, on average it scored an impressive 8.48 out of 10 making it the clear-cut winner. Some of the common comments about the wine were that it had floral notes, it was complex, with peachy flavours and it was the favourite of the menu. In second place was the Gran Passione Veneto Rosso, scoring an average score of 7.98 out of 10. Some common comments about the wine were that it had a lovely blackcurrant nose with rich depth to it and that it is a wine that would pair well with Sunday lunch. Finally in third place was the Mitolo Jester Shiraz, which scored an average score of 7.67 out of 10. Some common comments about the wine were that it is a sophisticated shiraz with bright juicy flavours.

Nivarius 'Lia' Pet-Nat Rosado 2021

In a nutshell:
Delicious soft and fruity Spanish Pet-Nat rosado sparkling from Rioja.

Style: Sparkling Rosé
From: Rioja, Spain
ABV: 12.5%
Price: £18.50/£16.50
Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
Vegan

Mas Macia Cava Brut NV

In a nutshell:
A fresh and creamy Cava from a well regarded producer in the heartlands of Catalonia

Style: Sparkling White
From: Spain
ABV: 11.5%
Price: £14.00/£13.00
Grape: Macabeo, Xarel-Lo, Parellada
Vegan

La Jara Organic Prosecco Frizzante NV

In a nutshell:
A very classy, softly sparkling, organic Prosecco with plenty of flavour.

Style: Sparkling White
From: Veneto & North East, Italy
ABV: 11.5%
Price: £16.00/£15.00
Grape: Glera
Vegan, Organic

Tavel 'La Nymphe', Guillaume Gonnet 2021

In a nutshell:
A wonderful dry, rich and complex rosé from the southern Rhône Valley.

Style: Bold & Flavoursome Rosé
From: Rhone, France
ABV: 13.5%
Price: £20.50/£18.50
Grape: Grenache/Garnacha, Syrah/Shiraz, Cinsault
Vegan, Biodynamic

A Mano Primitivo Rosato, Puglia 2021

In a nutshell:
A full and fruity, southern Italian rosato from Puglia.

Style: Fruity & Refreshing Rosé
From: Southern Italy
ABV: 12%
Price: £15.00/£14.00
Grape: Primitivo
Vegan, Organic

Domaine de la Zouina 'Volubilia Gris' Rose 2021

In a nutshell:
An elegant, fresh and crisp rosé from Morocco with the delicate hue of a Provençal Pink.

Style: Light & Delicate Rosé
From: Morocco
ABV: 13.5%
Price: £13.50/£12.50
Grape: Caladoc, Mouvedre/Monastrell, Marselan

De Loach Heritage Reserve Chardonnay 2020

In a nutshell:
Classy and restrained Californian Chardonnay

Style: Bright & Fruity Whites
From: California, USA
ABV: 14.5%
Price: £16.00/£15.00
Grape: Chardonnay

Domaine des Tourelles White 2021

In a nutshell:
An impressive aromatic and fruity Lebanese white wine, from the Bekaa Valley.

Style: Rich & Rounded Whites
From: Lebanon
ABV: 13%
Price: £15.00/£14.00
Grape: Viognier, Chardonnay
Vegan

Roaring Meg Pinot Gris 2021

In a nutshell:
Fruit filled, rich, but unoaked New Zealand pinot gris from the southern region of Otago.

Style: Floral & Aromatic Whites
From: Central Otago, New Zealand
ABV: 14%
Price: £17.50/£15.50
Grape: Pinot Gris
Vegan

Judith Beck Weissburgunder 2021

In a nutshell:
A biodynamic, fruity and very slightly off dry white from Burgenland in South East Austria.

Style: Fruity & Bright Whites
From: Austria
ABV: 12.5%
Price: £18.50/£16.50
Grape: Weissburgunder
Vegan, Biodynamic

Olivier Coste Carignan Blanc 'Rare' 2020

In a nutshell:
Fresh, dry, aromatic white from the Languedoc made with the very rare Carignan Blanc variety.

Style: Vibrant & Tangy Whites
From: Languedoc-Roussillon, France
ABV: 12.5%
Price: £15.50/£14.50
Grape: Carignan Blanc

Produttori di Manduria 'Zin' Fiano, Salento, Puglia 2021

In a nutshell:
A crisp, fresh and zesty Fiano from Manduria in the heel of Italy.

Style: Crisp & Fresh Whites
From: Southern Italy
ABV: 12.5%
Price: £15.50/£14.50
Grape: Fiano

Heppington Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021

In a nutshell:
A bright and juicy red wine, full of red fruit flavours, from East Kent.

Style: Fresh & Juicy Reds
From: England, UK
ABV: 11%
Price: £21.00/£19.00
Grape: Pinot Noir

Mitolo Jester Shiraz, McLaren Vale 2019

In a nutshell:
A bright, dense and juicy South Australian Shiraz from the McLaren Vale.

Style: Rich & Powerful Reds
From: South Australia
ABV: 14.5%
Price: £19.50/£17.50
Grape: Syrah/Shiraz
Vegan

Chateau Burgozone Cote du Danube Rouge 2020

Style: Firm & Spicy Reds
From: Bulgaria
ABV: 14.5%
Price: £13.50/£12.50
Grape: Merlot, Syrah/Shiraz
Vegan

Torres Celeste Crianza, Ribera del Duero 2018

In a nutshell:
A strikingly deep and expressive Crianza from the Spanish region of Ribera del Duero.

Style: Firm & Spicy Reds
From: Spain
ABV: 14.5%
Price: £19.50/£17.50
Grape: Tempranillo
Vegetarian

Gran Passione Veneto Rosso 2021

In a nutshell:
A rich, juicy and quite velvety blend of Merlot and Corvina from the Veneto region of Northeast Italy.

Style: Mellow & Rounded Reds
From: Veneto, Italy
ABV: 14%
Price: £15.00/£14.00
Grape: Merlot, Refosco
Vegan

Destinea Pinot Noir, Joseph Mellot 2021

In a nutshell:
A well-rounded and supple Pinot Noir with notes of blackberry and blackcurrant, from the Loire Valley.

Style: Fresh & Juicy Reds
From: Loire Valley, France
ABV: 12.5%
Price: £12.00/£11.00
Grape: Pinot Noir

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