Caviste Oyster Festival

Last night we had the pleasure of hosting our annual "Oyster Festival" at Caviste Newlyns. 

It was an absolute pleasure to have 21 customers, with a dozen oysters each, plus a selection of wines from across our range.

We were joined on Zoom by Tristan of Rossmore Oysters who talked us through each oyster. He then joined us at the end of the evening for a few sessions and to say goodbye.

The oysters we had last night were:

Jersey Rock

Trestle grown, turned regularly in bags, fast growing, fast currents, good tear shaped shell. Taste of the open ocean, crisp and light.

Rossmore Rock

From the original oyster beds in Cork Harbour, Ireland and where David Hugh-Jones started his farmand business in 1969. Deep shell, plum meat with a sweet briny flavour.

Loch Ryan Natives

Last native oyster bed in Scotland. 1701 Royal Charter. Very slow growing, but very tasty! Sort of nutty finish, almost a crunch. Different species to the others.

The (extensive) wine list featured nine different wines: 

2022 Soalheiro Espumante Bruto Rosé

Alvarinho, Touriga Nacional, Pinot Noir | Minho, Portugal

2020 Vincent Caillé Terre de Gneiss Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie

Melon de Bourgogne | Loire Valley, France

2019 Fournillon Chablis

Chardonnay | Burgundy, France

2018 Quinta de Sant'Ana Riesling (Magnum)

Riesling | Mafra, Portugal

2017 McHenry Hohnen Calgardup Brook Chardonnay

Chardonnay | Margaret River, Australia

NV Champagne Germar Breton Blancs de Noir

Pinot Noir | Champagne, France

2018 Stanton & Killeen The Prince

Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cão, Tinta Barroca | Rutherglen, Australia

2021 Mas del Périé Cahors 'La Roque' Malbec

Malbec | Cahors, France

NV Jeanneret Quinta 10 Year Old Tawny

Clare Valley, Australia

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