Kate did a fine job of presenting the wines and giving us some background to the winery. North island, East coast; middle tier family owned estate (not giant corporate, not garagiste), disused river bed with mix of gravel and alluvium giving a variety of terroir.
The wines were fine but the chef surpassed himself and got a well deserved round of applause.
New Zealand wine makers dinner with CJ Pask
Gimblett Road Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Tuesday 20th October 2009 7.30pm
Steam Wandsworth is hosting a wine makers dinner with the award winning CJ Pask winery in Hawke's Bay. guest and wine maker Kate Radburnd will be hosting a dinner featuring her wines. Kate's wines will be matched to a fantastic four course dinner, created by head chef William Leigh.
Salsify & Parmesan rolls
CJ Pask Sauvignon 2008
Crab & apple remoulade with Melba toast
CJ Pask Unoaked Chardonnay 2007
Sauteed chicken livers, artichoke & rocket salad
CJ Pask Syrah 2005
Pot roast Scottish partridge, lentils, black cabbage & squash
Declaration Merlot 2005
Walnut souflee cake with crab apple jelly
CJ Pask Cab Sauv/Merlot/Malbec