Sugarloaf Ridge vineyard is a family owned vineyard begun in 1998 by Dr Simon Stanley. Simon’s daughter and her husband, Julian and Kristin Colvile, formerly long time habitants of Hong Kong, assumed ownership in 2007 and are now on Sugarloaf’s 8th vintage and each one has been award winning! The vineyard is positioned at 42 degrees south (the same as Marlborough and correspondingly in the northern hemisphere, southern Burgundy).
A maritime-climate with an abundance of long, radiant sunshine-days and most importantly the discernibly coolclimate acute diurnal changes with plummeting night-time temperatures enhancing fruit flavours and instilling bright acidities.
Moreover, the environment does not come anymore pristine than this and this is taken full advatnage of with the The Colviles philiospohy around minamilist intervention and sutainable viticultre practises, letting the grapes speak for themselves. The wines are unquestionably impeccably made by the grand master vigneron, Julian Alcorso, who has over 30 years experience in the region and is considered one of Australia’s top winemakers. These multi award winning wines, including the 2006 Pinot Noir, awarded 5 stars and Top in Class by WineState Magazine in June this year, are gaining local and international recognition.
For further reading: Sugarloaf Ridge 2007 releases absolute blinders!
By request of the winery owners, for every cases sold, $200 will be donated to the charity ‘Room to Read’ www.roomtoread.org
Sugarloaf Ridge Lara 2006 Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay
King Crab Salad with Avocado Mousse, Salmon Caviar and Yuzu Dressing
Sugarloaf Ridge 2009 Sauvignon Blanc – A delightful and memorable wine experience. Match with pastas, seafood and salads. Light bodied and easy. Ideal drinking now.
Sweet Shrimp Tortellini with Shitake Consommé
Sugarloaf Ridge 2008 Chardonnay – A great match with shellfish, fish and white meats. Irresistible drinking now, or cellar to enjoy later.
Grilled Lamb Chops with Artichoke Purée, Polenta Medallion Rosemary Essence
Sugarloaf Ridge 2007 Pinot Noir – An award winning vintage; the beautiful bouquet is opening up and expressing complex floral and berry structure with a lingering, n award winning vintage; the beautiful bouquet is opening up and expressing complex floral and berry structure with a lingering, minen award winning vintage; the beautiful bouquet is opening up and expressing complex floral and berry structure with a lingering, minerally finish.rally finish.minerally finish.
International Cheese Selection with Homemade Brioche and Mango chutney
Sugarloaf Ridge 2006 ‘Simon” Pinot Noir
Date: Thursday 7 October 2010, 7.30pm
Venue: Kee Club Private Members’ Club
Level 6, 32 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
Speaker: Wine Writer, Curtis Marsh and Winery Owner, Kristin Colvile
Tickets: HK$928 per head
1215-16 Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2817 1625
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