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Glenelly vs. Bouchard Finlayson - A South African Comparison

Address38 South Parade
CityOxford
AtSummertown Wine Cafe
CountyOxfordshire (GB108)
Date25/05/2017
Hours20:30
CategoriaEvents
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38 South Parade
Oxford
Summertown Wine Cafe
Oxfordshire (GB108)
Tel 2017-05-25
Categoria Events


Presented by Luc O'Cuinneagain & Lia Poveda £10.00 per person, payable in advance by phone or at the bar. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact the Café on 01865 236959 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Rebecca on [email protected] and leave your contact phone number and name. (Please note that we are unable to reserve seating so please arrive early to take your places for a 6.30pm start. Arrivals after 6.45pm will not be admitted – thank you). This will be a very special event. We’ll have Luc O’Cuinneagain from Glenelly and Leah Poveda from Bouchard Finlayson alternately presenting their wines in a comparative ‘taste off’ situation. Of course both wineries make superb wines that can’t really be compared, but we thought that having them presented by two separate people alternately would make for a fascinating tasting and a good comparison of two classic styles of South African wine.

The Glenelly Estate lies in the Idas Valley, en route from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek on the beginning of the Helshoogte Pass. Its origins date back to the 17th century. The winery is the vision of Madame May de Lenquesaing who, after 30 years as the owner of the famous Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Bordeaux, purchased the estate in 2003. Luke O’Cuinneagain, the winemaker at Glenelly Estate, mentions a very specific focus to make fresh and elegant wines. Peter Finlayson was the very highly regarded wine-maker at Hamilton Russell for 11 years before starting the first Bouchard Finlayson harvest in February 1991. The winery and its vineyards are situated in Walker Bay, mid-way between Cape Point and Cape Agulhas (the southern-most point of Africa).
The climate is largely influenced by the nearby cold Atlantic Ocean, rendering it one of the coolest wine growing areas in the Cape. Bouchard Finlayson is greatly respected for its award-winning Pinot Noirs. Amongst six wines in total (three from each winery), we’ll taste the Glenelly Estate Reserve Red Blend 2011 and the Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2013 from Bouchard Finlayson – both superb wines in their own right. Come along and get the flavour of two top SA wineries presented together. 15% discount on the night

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