Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Report from ... Rosewood Estates Comes to the Big City - October 23, 2012

Rosewood Estates came to the big city for a wine and food pairing event at The Chef's House ... of the 10 wines they poured I had tried all but two ... I have since posted the reviews of the two new wines:   2010 Merlot Reserve and 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve (both Natural Ferment wines) on the OntarioWineReview website.  I thought I'd take this opportunity highlight some of the wines and the wonderful foods that were presented.

Amuse Bouche: Chicken Tikka with Mango Chutney served with 2011 Harvest Gold ... which turned out to be a decent pairing showing the versatility of honey wine.

Tasting Plate #1:  White Fish Ceviche served with three whites, two Rieslings and a Semillon ... as much as I am a fan of Natalie Spykowskiy's Semillon, the 2011 Mima's Block Riesling really stood out here.

Tasting Plate #2:  Crispy Fried Mushroom Arancini served with a pair of Pinots, the 2009 and the 2010 Natural Ferment versions ... it's a tough call here cause both wines have such great flavour but in a different way due to the vintages. 

Tasting Plate #3: Braised Lamb Shank Tortellini with a triptych of reds from 2010 - Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Reserve Merlot ... I still find myself wowed by the soft and supple nature of the straight on $22 2010 Merlot.

Tasting Plate #4:  Thunder Oak Aged Gouda in a pool of honeycomb and a glass of Mead Royale (coming to the LCBO this November) ... the cheese is amazing ... if you have never had Thunder Oak Gouda, find some, taste some, enjoy some.

Other Pictures from the event ...
Natalie shows off her good side

The chef's of the house organize and plate the dishes

with a little honey on the side ... Rosewood honey can now be found at Chapter's locations.

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