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Wine tasting at a swedish vineyard

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Me and my wife went on a wine tasting event held at a local vineyard "Kullahalvöns Vingård" friday evening. They started with a guided tour of the facilities and then there was the wine tasting event afterwards.

 

We were served a light meal together with the wines. The owners, that were hosting the event, was very entertaining to listen to.

One of their wines "Solaris 2009" won a competition for best wine made from the Solaris grape in a big competition in Germany recently.

 

This is a small batch producer, they only have 4-5000 plants. Most of their production is sold out already. They produce white wine, rose' wine and sparkling wine. Their wines are kind of expensive costing around 30 US$ and are hard to find.  We tried all of their varieties except the sparkling one, since it is not ready yet.

 

Varieties:

"Kullahalvöns Vitt Vin, Solaris 2009"

"Kullahalvöns Vitt Vin, Madeleine Angevine 2009"

"Kullahalvöns Rose' Vin, Rondo 2009"

"Kullahalvöns Mousserande Vin, Regent 2009"

Impressions:

 

"Kullahalvöns Vitt Vin, Solaris 2009"

Half sweet white wine with a smell of green berries or rhubarb. This is the competition winner. A bit to sweet for me but just the way my wife likes it.

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"Kullahalvöns Vitt Vin, Madeleine Angevine 2009"

This is a  drier white wine and more to my taste. A very fresh taste that would make a perfect sipping wine for a summer evening.

 

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"Kullahalvöns Rose' Vin, Rondo 2009"

This is the rose' wine. It have a  very nice red color reminding of strawberries not the ordinary pink color of other rose' wines. It is made from the Rondo grape that was first introduced as recently as 1963. Smells of red berries specially strawberries. The taste also have a hint of strawberry in it. All in all a very nice wine that I would probably never have bought unless I had tried it here. Both me and my wife liked it.

 

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  • Cepy

    I totally agree that it is all about what you like. And the more you try the more you will be able to dirscen what you like and what you don't like. A wine could be $200 a bottle and a one of a kind, but if you don't like the way it tastes, what good is that? I like the way you approach wine from a non-snob vantage point!

    Cepy Tuesday, 24 April 2012 09:59 Comment Link
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