Meet The Maker - Hugh Hamilton- Friday, 23rd November

Hugh Hamilton

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He’s not here for just one night… he’s here for three. Hugh Hamilton joins us for a special dinner where he'll regale us with his stories as Hugh can spin a yarn like no other. Rumour has it that Hugh likes to name his wines after members of his family... so which one are you? The Trickster? The Mongrel? The Rascal? Taste the wines to decide which one you are?

 

WINES TO BE SERVED

‘THE TRICKSTER’ PINOT GRIGIO 2017

“Most winemakers (myself included) care little for fashion style – but wine style is critical!
Is this a Pinot ‘gris’ style or Pinot ‘grigio’ style? The latter, dear reader, the latter. Why? Because we deliberately picked the fruit at the lower end of its acceptable range to retain the quintessential crisp, light, fine qualities of both the variety and the region. It’s crisper and drier than your average Gris.” - Hugh Hamilton

‘THE MONGREL’ SANGIOVESE BLEND 2017

“Sangiovese is a grape that has a lot going for it. Think savoury, meaning it’s great with food; it has a cherry flavour which is a contrast to most other grapes we grow and it holds very good tannin structure. Its natural acidity means it always has an interesting and lively palate. However, if you really want to make this wine ‘sing’ it needs a little touching up with something else and in this vintage, that is a splash of Shiraz and Pinot Grigio.”-Hugh Hamilton

‘THE RASCAL’ SHIRAZ 2016

““Shiraz and McLaren Vale”. A famous pairing. Are there others? The Royal Family and Corgis? Gin and Tonic? Bogart and Bacall? But why the connection? Pedigree and history: the variety has shown its suitability for so long to the region’s maritime but warm climate, and old yet well-preserved soils, that it’s hard to imagine one without the other. Shiraz in McLaren Vale grows well, always ripens, and with correct vineyard management, produces wines of great depth, flavour and structure.” - Hugh Hamilton

‘THE VILLAIN’ CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2016

“Renowned as one of the world’s great red grapes, Cabernet arguably finds its greatest expression in the maritime climate of Bordeaux. McLaren Vale is warmer and drier, but shares those maritime conditions. Cabernet is characterised by small, dark, tough skinned berries, which produce long-lived wines of intense colour and firm tannins.” - Hugh Hamilton


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