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                    Pale soft tasting cheese from Wales -
                    Todd Trethowan became interested in                                       Raspy white produced in Savoie near the Swis border similar to
                    making cheese after a stint working         Rousette de Savoie,           Pinot Grigio                             - Grape:100%
1   Caerphilly      behind the counter at Neal’s Yard Dairy,    Gilles Beriloz - 2005         Altesse (12% alc.)
                    Sheeps milk cheese from Ram Hall, near                                    Produced near Madiran and the village of Pau the areas dry
                    Berkswell, West Midlands - Rich, sweet, Jurancon Sec,                     white is reminiscent of sauvignon blanc but with more colour
2   Burkswell       fruity and nutty.                       Domaine Lahargue - 2006           Grape:80% Gros Manseng, 20% Camaralet (13.5% alc.)
                    The premier selected Cheddar from the                                     The exclusive grape of Condrieu in Northern Rhone here from
    Montgomery's    UK - Rich, sweet, fruity, nutty, beefy      Viognier,                     the south
3   Cheddar         flavours .                                  Domaine Rougie - 2006         Grape:100% Viognier (13.5% alc.)


                    As it says on the tin! - The flavours are Mondeuse, Savoie -              Lighter red produced in Savoie near the Swis border
4   Red Leicester   rich, nutty, sweet, wholesome, and milky. Raymond Quenard - 2004          Grape:100% Mondeuse (12% alc.)
                                                            Cahors,
                    Irish Cows milk Gouda style cheese made Cuvee Maurin Berangeraie -        SW France Malbec or 'Cot' grape variety
5   Coolea          in Coolea, near Macroom, County Cork    2004                              Grape:100% Cot (13% alc.)
                    Irish Washed rind Cheese - Small, pinkish-
                    orange rinded disks with a creamy white Madiran - Vieilles Vignes         Huge tannic old style wine from SW France
6   Mileens         interior.                                  Labranche-Laffont - 2005       Grape:100% Tannat (14.5% alc.)
                    Goats milk cheese from Hertfordshire -                                       Velvet and spice from the Languedoc in southern France
                    Mousse-like fluffy texture with a lemony,   St Chinian                       Grape:45% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 10% Carignan, 10% Cinsault
7   Dorstone        zesty and slightly vegetabley flavour       L'Ivresse - Terres Falmet - 2005 (13.5% alc.)

                    Pasturised Cheese from Corston Basset,
                    Nottinghamshire - The cheese has a rich, Muscat de Rivesaltes             Desert wine from France's southern coast           Grape:70%
8   Stilton         minerally tang and a buttery texture.    Domaine des Chenes 2005          Muscat à Petits Grains, 30% Muscat d ’Alexandrie (15.5% alc.)


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                                                                                             Detailed Tasting Notes and Prices




                       Wine                    Tasting Notes                                                                                                                                  Price


                                               Only 800 bottles were produced of this elegant wine. Bone dry with a touch more body than the basic Chignin, it has an intriguing
                       Rousette de Savoie,     nose, richness with a hint of spice (altesse is akin to the pinot gris) and lovely white fruits with good relief from acidity on the finish.
          1            Gilles Beriloz - 2005   For drinking now to 2010.                                                                                                                      £        9.75



                       Jurancon Sec,
                       Domaine Lahargue -      An exciting wine – aromas of citrus fruits draw you in, there is an explosion of fruit – ripe grapefruit and passion fruit, a nice balance
          2            2006                    of acidity and minerality from the gritty marl, then a long finish. For drinking now to 2009.                                                  £        8.00



                       Viognier,
                       Domaine Rougie -        Very low yields (30 hectos per hectare) provide the base for this quality oak-aged viognier with a characteristic apricoty, peachy
          3            2006                    stamp. For drinking now to 2009                                                                                                                £        7.95

                                               A brilliant wine from 50 year old vines grown in broken up mountain scree. Harvested at almost the same yield as northern Rhône
                       Mondeuse, Savoie -      syrah (42 hectos per hectare) and aged in cuve, it shows the kinship between mondeuse and syrah more clearly than most Savoie
                       Raymond Quenard -       mondeuse (vinified at 65 hectos per hectare). It is elegant, spicy, with peppery, dark fruits and a stoney, mineral flavour. For drinking
          4            2004                    now to 2009.                                                                                                                                   £       15.75



                       Cahors,                 Exceptional wine made from 100% pure cot, this has a much deeper, almost black cherry colour. Given a longer cuvaison than the
                       Cuvee Maurin            Cuvée Juline, it has more structure and a different aromatic profile – slightly tobaccoey, with fruit more redolent of figs/prunes and a
          5            Berangeraie - 2004      touch of menthol and spice on the finish. For drinking now to 2012.                                                                            £        9.50

                       Madiran - Vieilles
                       Vignes                  Old vines means an average age of 50 years (with one small parcel of ‘pre-phylloxera’ vines over 130 years old). The vines are
                       Labranche-Laffont -     pruned hard to ensure a low yield. Light pigeage is applied during the fermentation before 1 year in oak barrels (25% new). Won a 4
          6            2005                    star rating from Decanter magazine where it was also rated the best value Madiran in a 40 wine tasting. For drinking now to 2014.              £       11.25



                       St Chinian
                       L'Ivresse - Terres      From a steep hillside vineyard in the foothills of the Montagne Noire, this comes from 40 year old vines, and is minerally, spicy and
          7            Falmet - 2005           tobaccoey. In our view St Chinian is the finest appellation of Languedoc, and this is a really good example. For drinking now to 2009.         £        8.00



                       Muscat de Rivesaltes Made by Alain Razungles, professor of oenology at Montpellier University, this is unquestionably one of France’s finest muscats. It
                       Domaine des Chenes comes from the village of Vingrau, a superb terroir, has a sumptuous concentration, a floral bouquet (jasmine) and a clean, controlled
          8            2005                 palate smacking of lexia raisins.                                                                                                                 £       10.35




Wine and CheeseTasting Notes                                                                                                                                                                                  29/10/2008
                                                        Incentive FM Cheese and Wine Challenge!




Name



                                      Cheese Detail                           Wine Name                                        Wine Detail                                Score
                       Pale soft tasting cheese from Wales -
                       Todd Trethowan became interested in                                           What French region does this wine come from?
                       making cheese after a stint working behind Rousette de Savoie,                ……………………………………………………………...…………
  1    Caerphilly      the counter at Neal’s Yard Dairy,          Gilles Beriloz - 2005              . …….…………...………………………………………………

                       Sheeps milk cheese from Ram Hall, near                                        Produced near Madiran and the village of Pau the areas dry
                       Berkswell, West Midlands - Rich, sweet,     ………………………...…?.Sec,               white is reminiscent of sauvignon blanc but with more colour
  2    Burkswell       fruity and nutty.                           Domaine Lahargue - 2006           Grape:80% Gros Manseng, 20% Camaralet (13.5% alc.)

                       Which county does this cheddar come                                           The exclusive grape of Condrieu in Northern Rhone here from
       Montgomery's    from?                                       Viognier,                         the south
  3    Cheddar         ………………………………………….                           Domaine Rougie - 2006             Grape:100% Viognier (13.5% alc.)

                       What makes it Red?
                       ….                                          Mondeuse, Savoie -                Lighter red produced in Savoie near the Swis border
  4    Red Leicester   ……………………………………………                           Raymond Quenard - 2004            Grape:100% Mondeuse (12% alc.)

                                                               Cahors,
                       Irish Cows milk Gouda style cheese made Cuvee Maurin Berangeraie -            What grape variety is used here?                               ...
  5    Coolea          in Coolea, near Macroom, County Cork    2004                                  ……………………………………

                       This is described as a washed
                       ……….…..                                     Madiran - Vieilles Vignes         What does Vieilles Vignes mean?                          ……
  6    Mileens         ..………………………………….Cheese?                     Labranche-Laffont - 2005          …………………………………………………

                                                                                                     Name one of the three grape varieties in this wine?
                       What type of milk is used in Dorstone?    .. St Chinian                       …….
  7    Dorstone        …………………………………………..                           L'Ivresse - Terres Falmet - 2005 ……………………………………………………………….
                                                                   What wine did we taste with the
                       Pasturised Cheese from Corston Basset,      Stilton?                          Desert wine from France's southern coast
                       Nottinghamshire - The cheese has a rich,    …..                               Grape:70% Muscat à Petits Grains, 30% Muscat d ’Alexandrie
  8    Stilton         minerally tang and a buttery texture.       ………………………………….                    (15.5% alc.)


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