Grape Expectations: New Names on the Torridon Wine List

The Torridon’s Operations Manager Ross Aitchison celebrates some fine additions to the Torridon cellar.

It has been a busy start to the year for the Torridon wine list with some new suppliers coming on board.

One notable name helping us to strengthen the list is De Burgh Wines from near Edinburgh.

Earlier this year, Tarquin de Burgh and Will Nicolson from De Burgh Wines brought some very interesting wines to Torridon for the tasting team, including Dan and myself.

Two of the standout wines from that session were Chateau La Fleur Cravignac, St Emilion 2010 – drinking well and full of those classic rich Bordeaux flavours – and Albariño ‘Duesa Nai’ Rias Baixas 2004 from Spain – with notes of lemon and minerally fruit, which pairs well with fresh seafood.

However, the clear winner on the day was Lugana Il Gruccione 2014, an Italian wine produced near Lake Garda using the grape Trebbiano di Lugana (which is in fact the Verdicchio grape).

If you usually like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc you may find this wine will blow it out of the water. It will certainly put a smile on your face every time you drink it.

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Dan & Rohaise are proud owners of The Torridon a family run and independent Hotel and resort. Passionate about food, service, provenance and promoting hospitality as an Industry of choice, especially for young people.

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