Tasting at Hedingham Castle

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Last night we held a wine tasting in The Keep at Hedingham Castle. The Norman Keep was a spectacular venue and houses the largest Medieval Arch still standing in Northern Europe today. It is the only remaining evidence of this great medieval castle built in c.1140 under Aubrey II and designed by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The Keep, Hedingham Castle
The Keep, Hedingham Castle

We showed a diverse range of 25 wines from France, Italy, Spain, New Zealand and Australia. All the wines were showing very well but the favourites amongst our clients were:

Under £10
Macon Montbellet Paul Talmard 2007 – £8.71 a bot inc vat
Val Viadero Toro Bodegas Valduero 2005 – £6.76 a bot inc vat

Over £10
Montagny 1er Cru Vieux Château J-M Boillot 2006 £14.68 a bot inc vat
Brunello di Montalcino Castello di Argiano Sesti 2002 £20.56 a bot inc vat

The Keep was stunningly lit up with flares leading up the drive to the entrance and the room was lit up with candle lights. According to the current owners you can occasionally see the reflection of ghosts in your glass but luckily we had no complaints or terrified guests!

It was a hugely successful evening we and a wonderful opportunity for our clients to taste through a range of wines in a venue where Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I were once entertained.