Hot off the Butchershop press: This weekend we have an exclusive preview of two of the world’s best ranked wines, clank! Yes, we’ve got the extreme pleasure of letting our customers be the first to taste top-ranked professional golfer, Luke Donalds’ wine collection in Glasgow.
Continuing with our series of great wines we’re highlighting the award-winning Royal Tokaji Furmint.
The 2007 Furmint is a high quality, refreshing and dry white wine from The Royal Tokaji Wine Company, one of the finest wineries in Hungary. The wine is developed from 100% Furmint grape, getting its name from the French word ‘froment’ – meaning ‘wheat’ – due to the golden, clear colour it creates.
In 1600, the first Tokaji wine was created and in 1990, the Royal Tokaji Wine Company started the winery in an effort to preserve what they considered a dying art. Since then this state of the art Hungarian winery has been producing fine wine with Karoly Ats at the helm concentrating on nurturing single-vineyard wines set in over 100 hectares. His combination of traditional and modern techniques has allowed him to create the luscious richness present in his wines.
Co-founder of the Royal Tokaji Wine Company, Hugh Johnson, describes the Royal Tokaji blend as “a wine that would make angels sing out loud in praise”, and we second that too. Try a glass on our decking in the cool spring air with a bowl of olives to taste apricot and fennel on the palate!
An exquisite light bodied wine, the palatability of the 2007 Furmint is further enhanced when accompanied with seafood, and fresh dishes such as our fillet of pollock and crayfish butter.
Continuing our series of our favourite wines, the Californian Painter Bridge is a superb zinfandel that has achieved international acclaim.
The exquisite taste and composition of the 2009 Painter Bridge originates from a fine blend of the red zinfandel grape with the soft, yet spicy syrah – a dark-skinned grape allowed to mature for several years.
Each lot of this light-bodied crimson wine is nurtured and fermented separately, drawing out the unique qualities of each of the four J. Lohr Paso Robles zinfandel vineyard blocks which are set in 900 acres in the heart of the central coast of California.
The peaking temperatures allow for the tentative development of the grape, resulting in a wine with body; aroma and a distinctive, yet delicate fruity flavour. The elegantly palatable Painter Bridge will leave liquorish, cherry, raspberry, blackcurrant and spices on your palate and can be appreciated when accompanied with dishes like our sea bream or Ayrshire pork belly.