What wines will you choose for boat trips in summer? I just want to sip chilled wines on the yacht and enjoy sea breeze! It's so chilled to sip new vintage fruity wines under a hot sunny day. I start to understand why guys always like to hang out with young ladies, as they are simple & refreshing, just like my feeling of sipping white or rose wine on a boat trip, it feels so good!
I joined Bernard Magrez's boat trip recently for tasting its new Bleu de Mer wines from Languedoc-Rousillon in Southern France, including red, white and rose wines. It's not a Pape Clement tasting this time. The Bleu de Mer wines are more for daily drinking. You can tell by its label with blue and white stripes that feels so summer! I like the Bleu de Mer Rose 2016 (Grenache and Cinsault based) with raspberries, cherries and mineral notes. It's refreshing and fruity, which feels like a sweet sixteen lady! Bleu de Mer White 2016 (Sauvignon Blanc based) is unlike the new world style with strong green bell pepper notes. It has lime, green apple, subtle green bell pepper, herbaceous and mineral notes. It's elegant and crispy, just like a twenty-ish lady who starts to show her feminine elegance.
I also like to bring Riesling to boat trips, as I feel so romantic to sip a floral wine at sea. I attended Domaines Schlumberger's tasting lately and met with the winery owner Alain Schlumberger. I tasted 7 wines with him and I liked Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2014 very much. It's rounded and complex, with white floral, mineral, lime and pear notes. It's an elegant wine to bring to boat trips. I also like the Clemens Bursch Marienburg Trocken GG VDP Grosse Lage Fahrlay 2014 Riesling wine that I tasted at Wine High Club portfolio tasting. It's rounded, bone dry with high acidity. It has white floral, mineral, herbal and lime notes. It's very crispy! If you don't like bone dry wine, then I'd recommend you to try Paul Jaboulet Aine Domaine Mule Blanche Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015 that I tasted at Rhone Valley Vineyards grand tasting, which is made of Rousanne and Marsanne, with floral, mineral, brioche, green apple and creamy notes. It's crispy and elegant! Come on guys, it's time to plan your next boat trip! Enjoy!
參加了Bernard Magrez酒莊的遊艇活動，今次並不是試Pape Clement，而是試了它旗下位於法國南部Languedoc-Roussillon的Bleu de Mer系列的紅、白及Rose葡萄酒，主打輕快可即開即飲的葡萄酒。一看它酒標的藍白色間條便有出海的感覺。我比較喜歡它的Bleu de Mer Rose 2016 年葡萄酒，以Grenache及Cinsault葡萄釀造，帶紅莓、車厘子及礦物等味，清爽而充滿果香，簡單直接，就像16歳的美少女一樣。而Bleu de Mer White2016 年葡萄酒，以Sauvignon Blanc葡萄釀造，沒有新世界Sauvignon Blanc的鮮明青椒味，帶青檸、青蘋果、含蓄的靑椒、草本及礦物味等，比較優雅而清爽，像二十頭的青春女生，開始滲出優雅！
另外我會揀帶Riesling白葡萄酒出海，看著海喝著帶花香的Riesling，感覺很浪漫。早陣子跟Domaines Schlumberger的莊主Alain Schlumberger 試了他的7款酒，我喜歡來自法國Alsace的Schlumberger Riesling Grand Cru Saering 2014年，圓潤而有層，帶白花、礦物、青檸及香梨等，出海喝很優雅。另外我亦係Wine High Club 的年度試酒會試了我很喜歡的德國Mosel 的Clemens Bursch Marienburg Trocken GG VDP Grosse Lage Fahrlay 2014年Riesling葡萄酒，酒體圓潤、非常乾身而酸度高，帶白花、礦物、草本、青檸等，很清爽！如果不喜歡太酸的，我會推介在Rhone Valley Vineyards 試酒會中試了的Paul Jaboulet Aine Domaine Mule Blanche Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015年，以Roussanne及 Marsanne葡萄釀造，帶白花、礦物、牛油麵包、青蘋果等及帶奶油香，同樣清爽優雅！快點襯夏天計劃一下你的出海派對啦！