Friday, 5 September 2014


This was my second Meet the Makers experience after my first visit way back in February - too long ago, I know.
Meet the Makers is held on the first Tuesday of every month, where the Bread Street Kitchen upstairs bar plays host to different tipples and also invites their makers, allowing guests to have the opportunity to learn more about them.
This time it was a wine theme - Last of the Summer Rosé with Chateau d'Esclans.

We arrived slightly earlier before the session was due to start, as we had a dinner reservation not long after, and the staff were very accommodating to get us started straight away.



The first was The Whispering Angel Rosé 2013, which was a soft pink colour. The grapes are grown from some of the most choice land in the surrounding region of La Motte en Provence, consisting primarily of Grenache, Rolle (Vermentino), Cinsault, Syrah and Tibouren. 
Paired with a warm heritage tomato tartlet with burratta and aged balsamic.


The second was Les Clans Rosé, Chateau d'Esclans 2011, another beautiful fresh-looking pale rose, consisting primarily of Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino).
Paired with salmon cevice, with ruby grapefruit, mango, jalapeno and lime.


The third and final was Garrus Rosé, Chateau d'Esclans 2012, another consisting primarily of old-vine Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino), fermented and aged for ten months in a barrel. 
Paired with a crispy duck salad with watercress, mouli, chili salad with orange and soy sauce.





I haven't been drinking much rosé for a while, but I really enjoyed sampling the menu that evening.
Another relaxing and enjoyable event - delicious wines, tasty snack pairings, and friendly and knowledgeable hosts.
And once again, thank you to Bread Street Kitchen for the delightful experience.
Do not forget to check out the next wine series coming up in October and November.

The Cheekster, signing out x

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