Blogging is a new thing I get to today. So a slow start and hopefully later one when I get feedback/reviews I will be able to up my blogging/writing skills.
In the last week a trip was made to the Graham Beck wine farm outside of Franschoek for a wine and smells pairing/tasting.
On arrival we got a glass of Blanc de Blanc Cap classique and then were escorted up to a tasting “Boardroom”. Our wine guide started with the white wines where we1st nosed the wines followed by a sniff of for example gooseberries, tinned asparagus, tinned guavas, wood chippings, dark chocolate etc. and then tasted them.
So with all the wines from white to red we could smell the same fragrance that has been picked up in the wine from the real product.
We also had some dark cappuccino chocolate, ham, and salmon bits for snack to pair with the wines.
This was my 1st experience of a sense tasting as normally it is said yes you can smell the apple but now we had a comparison to confirm the smell.
The morning ended with us buying some wines and tasting some other wines which we had an interest in.
The tasting room and cellar is very modern with cheetah sculptures and other new age sculptures outside.
Unfortunately the farm has been sold we have been told that the tasting room will be closed in June. So go out and arrange a group to go and experience the wonders of smell and wine.
Or I can arrange it .