Following on from last Friday night’s Italian tasting, this Friday we tick off the mother country herself, France!

Adeline Zimmermann will be here with a mixed bag of gems from the World Wine Estates portfolio. You may remember that Adeline was the one who gave us the heads up on our favourite quaffing red, the ‘Slow Shiraz 2013’. So, not only can you taste some fine Frenchie gear, but you can also thank her in person for her favourable comparisons of $14 Adelaide Hills shiraz with Yves Cuilleron Syrah!!!

With such a raft of quality wines in the portfolio, it was difficult to shortlist a manageable number of interesting wines, but this is what we have come up with:

So that’s Burgundy, the Loire Valley and both the northern and southern Rhone Valleys covered. Adeline will be here from 5pm on Friday April 17th to talk you through them. See you then!

Serradenari Langhe Nebbiolo 2011 – at this price, it’s a must buy!

Unfortunately, last week, we had sold out of this wine with another hour of tasting time still to come!! The estate has been held by the Diatto-Negri family since the late 1800s and they lay claim to owning the highest altitude vineyard in Barolo.

Located in La Morra, they punch out a couple of Barolos, but it was the Langhe Nebbiolo that impressed last week.

Having only spent 12 months in older oak, this is a beautifully fragrant, fresh nebbioio with all of the trademarks of this great variety. Roses and tar present aromatically, along with red cherries and hint of licorice. The palate is elegantly structured with a lovely thread of acidity keeping the wine light on its feet. It delivers on the ‘presence’ front too – lingering fine tannins complete the picture.

A delicious offering on it’s own, and an even more attractive accompaniment to a flavoursome Autumnal, Piedmonte inspired dish!!!

RRP $38 Special Splinters Price $33ea in orders of 6 or more. Grab yours before they go!