Cracking night last night. Dinner with the growers at the Real Wine Fair. 200 people, a gazillion bottles of natural wine, and simple but delicious food. I didn’t take any notes, but I did take my camera, with a trusty old 28 mm manual focus lens at f2.8. Considering how much wine was consumed, it’s amazing that any of the pictures are remotely in focus.
A brilliant skin contact white from Zidarich: so refreshing, complex and long.
From Julian Castagna, a very rich, ripe example but with good definition.
A magnum of Gringet from Belluard, 2010 vintage.
A magnum of Matassa: reductive, taut, great definition.
A thrilling St Joseph: one of the wines of the night. Utterly seductive and elegant.
Foillard’s Morgon Cote de Py 2010 in magnum. Minerally, taut, fine.
Natural wine champion: Mark Andrew of Roberson.
Schioppettino: this is a thrillingly peppery, perfumed wine. Just amazing.
The wonderful Mr Douglas Wregg.
Natasha Claxton (R&R) and Joe Wadsack.
A beautiful Loire red: so elegant. From 1995.
Memorable wine from Paolo Bea.
Alice Feiring and Tim Wildman
Craig Hawkins, Alice (hiding) and Tom Lubbe.
Brilliant skin contact white.
Joe’s face says it all. A truly stunning wine. Flor aged, if I recall correctly. Must try this again.
Ben Henshaw, Indigo, with Doug.
One of my favourite sparkling wines.