Step 1 in Showing Off Your New Wine Knowledge
Hello and welcome to the wine blog!
My name is Alan and I am the Head Sommelier at the Old Course Hotel, based in the Road Hole Restaurant. I am a long time reader, first time blogger! I am delighted to be able to talk to you all about two of my true passions- food and wine. I look forward to talking about new and interesting additions to the wine lists, food and wine matching and details about wine trips planned for the year ahead.
Since starting here at the Old Course Hotel I have tried to put my own mark on a very comprehensive list in the Road Hole Restaurant by working closely with our key suppliers. One wine in particular I am delighted to have introduced is the Domaine Castera Jurançon Sec from Enotria Wines.
The wine is produced in small quantities on a tiny estate at the foothills of the Pyrenées from the Gros Manseng grape variety. This is a fabulous wine paired with cured meats and shellfish, particularly oysters. Lively and fresh on the palate with a pronounced green apple character. For me, this is a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc (and gives you a chance to show off new wine knowledge). I am already looking to somebody ordering it so I can taste it again!