Cornwall Wines hosted a Spanish Wine Dinner at the Canterbury Brook Inn, in Cornwall NY on November 4. I’ve never been to the Canterbury Brook Inn but heard wonderful reviews, and some Spanish wines, I thought it would be a great evening and it was.
As we were seated we were poured a 2009 Ipsum Reuda. This wine is an estate bottled wine by 37 year old Hermanos del Villar in the northern region of Rueda. This is a nice unoaked crisp wine. This wine had a nice floral nose that gave way to and citrus notes. It was a little minerally with hints of tropical fruit and orange.
Then came the first course a stew of some kind paired with a 2009 Pazo De Galegos which is an Albarino. This wine had a perfume and white flowers on the nose. This is a youthful wine with hints of peach and tropical fruit. Personally, I think a wine with a little sweetness would have been a better pairing since the stew had some spice to it.
Dessert…my favorite course. This was a chocolate something with raspberry sauce that was very good! It went very well with the 2005 Bellum El Remate. This wine was made in the South East region of Yecla. It is a late harvest 100% Monastrell. This wine was sweet but not syrupy. It complemented the chocolate very well!