MOUCHAO WINE DINNER

An evening of great wines from the Mouchão Estate in Alentejo Portugal.

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Thursday 21 February

Hosted by both Charles Hawkins from ABS Wines and David Ferreri from Mouchão.

In April 1974 the military dictatorship in Portugual seized this famous Alentejo estate and the Reynolds and Richardson families were evicted from their lands. They had to wait 12 years before Herdade do Mouchao was returned to them in 1986. The estate has 32 hectares of vines planted mostly with Alicante Bouschet from their own pioneering cuttings (long-lived, powerful, enchanting wines with an engaging personality and plenty of energy).

In the vineyards, modern techniques, such as spray irrigation to ensure frost protection, are employed, whilst in the winery traditional techniques are adhered to - the grapes are received in large open lagares where they are hand crushed and delivered down chutes to be foot troden. Production here is small and Iain Richardson, who runs the estate, is unable to meet the majority of orders he receives for his extraordinary wine.

We will be drinking wines from the stunning range of Mouchão including three different vintage of the estates flagship red.

The evening starts at 7pm in the bar and an opportunity to meet and mingle with other guests.

At 7.30 we all go into the ‘Barn’ for the dinner with wines to accompany each course. The wines are introduced by David & Charles, who will be happy to answer any questions.

It is probably best to have booked a taxi home, you are welcome to leave your car here overnight or book one of our 6 luxurious rooms at Beech House.

We are sure you will have an enjoyable evening, with good food, great wines and convivial company, and hopefully you will have learned something about the magic of wine.

E-mail us if you would like details of future events - events@theolivebranchpub.com

At a glance....

Aperitif: 7:00pm

Dinner: 7:30pm

Menu: Six courses created by Chris

Wines: Seven Wines chosen by David Ferreri

Ticket: £85 per person

Booking Essential: 01780 410 355

On the menu...

Canapés
DOM RAPHAEL WHITE 2017

Game terrine, crab apple jelly, pickles
DOM RAPHAEL RED 2014

Fillet of lamb, tarragon & parsley crust, red wine reduction
PONTE DAS CANAS 2014

Braised oxtail, root vegetable stuffing, glazed parsnip, horseradish creamed potato
MOUCHAO 2013, 2011, 2006 & 1983/1984
MOUCHAO TONEL 3-4 2013

Devilled kidneys, toasted sourdough
LIQUOROSO 2013

Poached Yorkshire rhubarb, ginger pannacotta

Coffee & petit fours

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