Dartington Trust’s  Great Hall dates as far back as the 13th Century. What better surroundings to taste ‘New Classics’ with Jancis Robinson.

A really informative and interesting tasting of 6 well chosen wines, all celebrating what is being achieved with indigenous varieties in lesser known regions by skilled winemakers.

The Riesling from Rheinhessen was voted white of the night. A beautifully crafted dry wine. Lime, grapefruit and green apple, seriously high acidity and with only 3 gms RS per litre, a triumph in seriously dry German Riesling.

The Douro Valley blend (including Touriga Nacional) was packed with vibrant red berry fruit. Balanced acidity and tannin and with a light handed use of oak, this wine was a joy to taste.

Tasting these wines out of Jancis’s beautifully designed wine glasses was a bonus too!

Battenfeld-Spanier 2018 Mosheim Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen

Argyros 2018 Cute Monsignori, Santorini, Greece

Bachelor ‘Blackboard’ Chardonnay 2018, Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Danbury Ridge Wine Estate Pinot Noir 2018, Essex, England

Comando G 2019 La Bruja de Rozas, Gredos Spain

Niepoort 2017 Bioma Tinto, Douro, Portugal

  1. Richard Bampfield 2 years ago

    Such a well chosen selection of wines – all from producers who I would see as setting new standards in their respective countries/regions. Lucky you!

  2. Carolyn Bosworth-Davies 2 years ago

    Friends of mine who live near Dittisham and are non wine traders, but big wine lovers attended this and really enjoyed it. Loved the Assyrtikio.
    As you say lovely venue.
    Great to know that Devonians are flying the wine flag!

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