Thurston Place, Rondo, Suffolk, England, 2018Regular price £17.50
At Vino Gusto, we love selling local products, but the mere fact that they're local is secondary to quality when it comes to sourcing and buying outstanding wine. We visited Michael and Irene Rhodes at their beautiful Thurston Place Winery, just a few miles from our doorstep to see what their juice was all about.
As I arrived (rudely early) to our tasting at Thurston Place, Michael and Irene were just finishing up their brunch with a few mouthfuls of their Rondo to wash it down. Not only was I entirely jealous of their winemaker's lifestyle, but I was completely amazed at the colour of their Rondo. Used to seeing it light and red, this was inky and purple. Served perfectly cool, the wine was full of black fruit aromas with a hint of black pepper - reminiscent of cool climate Syrah. Like their Pinot, on that palate it was soft and juicy, but with nice weight. A perfect pairing for their bacon and tomatoes...