The Bordeaux Supérieur Château Roc Meynard is grown on calcareous-clay soils, with a strong dominance of clay. Its wines are structured and benefit a good aging potential. Thanks to a subtle winemaking process that strongly cares about wine balance and delicacy, those wines have a harmonious and complex expression.
The October Edition
Welcome to the October Edition.
The month where things start to get that bit darker and that bit colder. This does however mean cosy nights in with a glass of red and TDS sooo who’s the real winner?! (you).
This month we travel to the home of wine, cheese and charcuterie, France. Meeting some true artisan producers along the way.
Sit back, pour yourselves a glass of wine, get comfy, slow down and enjoy.
How to taste wine
The first step of assessing wine is looking at it
Wine snobs like to talk about the legs of wine. In all honestly, this is a bit of a waste of time.
The wine legs (or tears of the wine as the French refer to them) can give an indication of the alcoholic content of the wine. But it’s so difficult to be accurate with a reading from legs,
So we say just read the label!
For appearance, we only ever find it useful to note something if the colour is completely out of the ordinary i.e. it’s a really dark rose
How To Taste Wine
Finally you get to actually taste the wine. Funnily enough though, tasting is predominantly to detect the structure of the wine.
Body: Think how differently skimmed milk, full-fat milk and cream coat the mouth.
Acidic: How much does it make your mouth drool?
Tannin: An annoying word but an easy one to detect. Imagine sucking on a teabag and how dry it would leave your mouth.
Dry or sweet? Tannin can trick you to think there’s no sweetness in a wine. Stick the tip of your tongue in as the best detector of sugar (probably not the done thing to do in a restaurant).
Château Roc Meynard, Bordeaux Supérieur
Name: Château Roc Meynard, Bordeaux Supérieur
Grape:90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
Country and Region: Bordeaux, France
CHÂTEAU ROC MEYNARD, Vignobles Hermouet
AFFINEUR WALO LE GRUYÈRE AOC EXTRA MATURE
Country + Region: France, Savoie
Milk Type: Cows
Strength Of Cheese: 3
Style Of Cheese: Semi Hard
Taste: Sweet and savoury with floral and fruity notes, but it is the silky texture with the crunchy crystals and immense flavour that set this cheese apart from other Gruyères.
Country + Region: France, Franche-Comté, Morbier
Milk Type: Cow
Strength Of Cheese: 3.5
Style Of Cheese: Semi-soft
Taste: Morbier has a rich and creamy flavour with a distinctive line of ash running through it.
PETIT MUNSTER AU LAIT CRU
Country + Region: France, The Vosges
Milk Type: Cows
Strength Of Cheese: 4
Style Of Cheese: Soft
Taste: Simultaneously creamy and sweet, and tangy and spicy.
Saucisson Sec Avec Truffle
The Deli Society partners with artisan producers that put animal welfare first.
Country & Region: France, Aveyron
Produced in partnership with a craft charcuterie maker in France that has been making Saucissons as a family for 60 years.
This Saucisson Sec has been produced to traditional standards with high animal welfare pork and infused with chunks of truffle for a truly delectable flavour. Bon appetit!
the pantry: chocolate & Honey
Coco chocolatier & thyme infused honey
We have partnered with COCO Chocolatier to provide you with the very best artisan chocolate.
Challenging industry norms, COCO Chocolatier begin the making of the chocolate at origin before passionately transforming it in Edinburgh, Scotland. As a result, more wealth remains within developing economies.
Finally, drizzle our French thyme-infused honey over your cheeses and saucisson to take those tastebuds somewhere new.