Online Marlborough Masterclass with Little Beauty (2-night tasting)
At Yorkshire Wine School we have been inventive and imaginative in bringing tastings to your home whilst under lockdown…. And they have been so popular that we are carrying on even though restrictions are clearly lifting. So here we present to you Little Beauty; a bespoke, independent, privately owned New Zealand Winery, who craft wines from a single 41 hectare site in the south of Marlborough. Come and spend the evening immersing yourself in the joy of these wonderful wines.
We will be joined by the lovely Fleur McCree, owner of Little Beauty, who will talk in depth about the day to day running of the winery and share her delicious wines. Fleur heads up an expert team, including head winemaker Eveline Fraser who was the winemaker at Cloudy Bay. Together they break their single vineyard down into tiny individual plots, which they match up with different grape varieties. They are looking for textured, gastronomic wines; wild yeasts and old French oak casks are used for the fermentations, these are wines with complexity and depth.
With the first vintage only being 2008, Little Beauties is very much regarded as a new kid on the block, cherry-picking the best of the New World way of working, but borrowing from the Old World too. The winery is situated in the unique Waihopai Valley in Marlborough, and produces wines that are only available in limited quantities, making each wine individual and special in it’s own way.
Little Beauties as a winery is driven by sustainability, caring deeply about the environment and the safekeeping of its surrounding flora and fauna. They are also using ground-breaking technology to record all the climatic data such as ground temperature, canopy temperature, wind speed and direction so that they can work in harmony with nature, yielding the best wines without harming the environment.
Our very own Laura Kent will be along side Fleur to take you through three wines per evening
Evening 1 - 18th September
Limited Edition Sauvignon Blanc (usually £15.95)
Black Edition Sauvignon Blanc (usually £27.95)
Limited Edition Gewurztraminer (usually £17.95)
Evening 2 - 25th September
Limited Edition Dry Riesling (usually £17.95)
Limited Edition Pinot Noir (usually £21.95)
Black Edition Pinot Noir (usually £34.95)
The price of your booking does not include the wines.
Wines are available to order via the Little Beauty's website, a VERY generous Local Wine School discount has been agreed so that you can enjoy these wines at the best possible price.
The case usually costs £147 (+ £10 delivery) from UK retailers Davy's; you'll be able to order the same case of wine for only £123.03, delivery will be free AND you'll recieve some Little Beauty goodies incl technical notes for all the wines, recipes to match with the wines and, of course, the chance to chat with Fleur on the evening.
Your evening will be presented on Zoom, we’ll share a special link to order the wines and a Zoom link the week before the tasting.
Places remaining: 7
Course Date/Time: Fri 18th Sep 2020 at 7pm-8.30pm
Duration: 1.5 hrs