Blossom Hill’s sparkling wines have captured the global trend among consumers for sweeter, lighter bottles and as a direct result of their popularity have recently added a Sparkling Moscato to their range… I was very suitably impressed. The sparkling Moscato is both fresh and juicy and has just the right levels of sweetness to make it instantly drinkable without leaving a horrid cloying headache two seconds after drinking…
This was soon swept away as we were treated to a selection of Blossom Hill wines chosen by Marty to be served alongside a series of tasty dishes… starting with a choice of crab or pumpkin – I had the crab which was gorgeous and so fresh and worked beautifully served with Blossom Hill Pinot Grigio 2013. The wine has subtle pear and citrus aromas, with a hint of almond on the nose. The palate is dry, with a lively acidity supporting its fruity flavour and medium weight. This un-oaked wine has a crisp and lean finish.
Finially for dessert I had pistachio cake which was served with a taste of both the Blossom Hill Blossom Hill White Zinfandel 2013. The award winning wine has a delightfully-crisp aroma of strawberries or red, ripe watermelon which has excited consumers. Lively on the palate, it is medium-bodied with a refreshing finish.
As you can imagine we all left the restaurant suitably stuffed but I also left with this incredible memory of food and wine pairing and of course a bottle of my new favourite sparkling wine – perfect for the upcoming festivities.
Sally Sellwood says
Mmm looks like a great event. I have to say my new fave sparkling stuff is Aldi prosecco. Call me a cheap skate, but it's LOVELY.
Magnolia Verandah says
How fortunate to have this experienced advice right there at the table. Someone who knows what they are talking about can pair the wine so beautifully and that makes such a difference. Nice looking restaurant, thought it was your London pad for a moment. Might have a look for Blossoms Hill out here. Great photos.