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The wines of London Cru with Gavin Monery

This show was published 29 April 2016

Overview

In the second interview with Gavin we taste four wines, starting with the 2014 Bacchus made with grapes sourced in the UK. Next is a 2014 Chardonnay from the Roussillon, a cool site in a warm region, so the wine is at the tropical end of Chardonnay but with great acidity made in a Burgundy style. The wine is fermented with 4 different strains of yeast for about 20 days in the barrel and then aged for 8 months (2-4 year old barrels). The first red is a Syrah from Spain and the final red is a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Languedoc near Beziers. We also talk about the winery equipment, from concrete tanks to basket presses. London Cru was established in 2013 and funded by Cliff Roberson of Roberson Wines and private investor Will Tomlinson. The plan is to return a profit in 10 years from launch, hence the focus on producing quality wines for the London restaurant trade and beyond. Their website is www.Londoncru.co.uk and they do tours and tastings in-house, so do check them out or plan a visit.

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