Sunday, May 31, 2009

Camel Valley

This past bank holiday weekend Mathias, I and Anna went to Cornwall for a bit of camping and beach life. However, no trip is complete without a twist of wine and it being English wine week and all, we decided to visit Cornwall’s Camel Valley winery. Although it was a bit wet in the air when we arrived, Camel Valley is gorgeous. Located on slopes close to the river Camel, it’s the type of place you envy and inspires all kinds of dreams of having a winery on the countryside… However, this place also makes some serious wines and after tasting through their range we found some clear favourites. On of them, the Camel Valley Bacchus 2007, we had yesterday with steamed green English asparagus (drizzled with lemon infused olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese). The Bacchus had some real enticing elderflower notes and a really zesty and fresh plate, there’s no wonder this wine recently won a gold medal in the International Wine Challenge. Another wine we really liked from Camel Valley was its rosé – a true summer wine with serious strawberry fruit flavours. Perhaps one for this afternoon, as today must be the best day so far this summer!

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