The dry taste in the mouth which remains after a sip of red wine in the mouth, grape’s seeds, skin and stem comes from the tannins. They are responsible for the bitterness of the red wine and they get more and more attention for their antioxidant properties, which help to prevent degenerative diseases.
This New Zealand Pinot shows earthy forest notes and dark cherries on the nose. Richly textured on the palate the flavours have elements of wild berries mushroom and chocolate framed by quality French oak.
The existence of vineyards in Champagne dates back to the beginning of our era. The Romans were the ones to introduce grape-growing in the Champagne region. They had already identified the originality of the soil that gives Champagne its specificity, a transitional oceanic climate, chalky subsoil and sloping landscape.
It is impossible to look at any aspect of Ireland’s history without dwelling on the Potato Famine in the mid-nineteenth century. This dark and tragic event changed the country irrevocably, killing over a million people and leading many millions more to leave Ireland forever.