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.