Just been for a pleasant horse ride in the vineyard here in Bio Bio. Coincidentally, I am just reading Cormac McCarthy’s All the pretty horses, so I’m quite into horses at the moment. Mine was a stout little beast who responded well to a quick clip of the heels on the midriff for about 20 seconds, and then slowed down to a glacial pace again. But at least he didn’t throw me off.
A tasting of the Veranda Pinot Noirs revealed a gem – the 2007 Millerandage, which is thrilling – top quality, but expensive in the UK at £34.99 (Bibendum are the agent). Progress is being made here with Pinot. Will be interesting to revisit in five years when more has been learned and the exciting-looking new vineyards are online.