Elly Owen is our Head Sommelier at Fifteen Cornwall. Our customers love talking to her when they visit the restaurant and often comment on her enthusiasm and helpful knowledge of wine. Here she shares her thoughts about some new season additions to the wine list.
New season wine
Follas Novas Albarino
Albarino is a fantastic grape and with its lovely aromatics it has a lot to offer. This one comes from an area called Rias Biaxas in the north west of Spain. The wine has a great texture, with lively acidity and a soft mouth feel. It is perfect with seafood, especially shellfish.
Chalmers had a nursery where they grew vines for use all over Australia. They saw the potential with Italian varietals and ventured into wine making for themselves – their wines are fantastic! This Fiano has so much going on; the weight of the wine is rich but not heavy, the finish is persistent but fresh – it is so well balanced. I love this wine with turbot or brill, something where the wine can really show its amazing qualities.
Clos Cibonne, Cuvee Traditional, Cotes de Provence
This is an old-school Provençal rosé with some real character. The colour is amazing with just the faintest hue of pale pink with some orange peel and spice to both the nose and palate. It’s made with a grape called Tiborenne with a touch of Grenache. They age this wine in large inert oak barrels (for longer than their red). This creates a depth of flavour which contributes to the silky mouth feel of the wine. It is very versatile with food, it’s a serious rosé that ticks lots of boxes.