|Meeting Rhona at St Peter's last week|
“We are a small vineyard, ten hectares in total, eight planted with Chardonnay, two with Pinot Noir,” said Rhona Cullinane of the 1701 vineyard in the Franciacorta region of Italy when I met her at the Le Caveau portfolio tasting in Cork’s old St Peter's Church last Thursday. So I hear you asking: Rhona Cullinane, from an Italian vineyard? Well, Rhona is from Clonakilty and went to Sienna to finish off third level education and fell in love with the country and now divides her time between the 1701 vineyard and London with plenty of opportunities to get back to Clon.
|Ballymaloe sommelier Samuel (left) and Damiem of Clos de Caveau|
|Margaret of Le Caveau and, right, Dave of Café Paradiso|
|Sustenance via L'Atitude 51|
|Mayer-Fonné well represented on Le Caveau list|