After a 17 mile cycle ride we felt a little treat seemed in order. So we decide to venture across the city to Leith and to The Shore (http://www.theshore.biz/). A delightful little restaurant/bar in the heart of this bustling area.
The evening felt strangely warm, probably due to the rather atrocious summer we have experienced this year. There were many people sitting outside and taking a stroll along the cobbled streets of the shore.
The dark wood panelling and soft lighting of the small bar area has a welcoming atmosphere. We choose a table for two set against the mirrored back wall that provides deceptive size to this small area. The dark wood panelling extends ornately around the bar area providing an interesting back drop to the rows of wine bottles. The same menu as the restaurant is available (the restaurant is fully booked) and offers a range of good home cooked food.
I peruse the wine list looking for something light, simple and refreshing on a warm evening.
Castelle Boglione - Pinot Grigio 2007 £14.99
Provincia di Pavia
Lombardy is situated in north central Italy. I've tasted sparkling wines from this area (mostly pleasing) but never a pinot grigio.
To look at - it's hard to say in the subdued lighting
On the nose - floral, elderflower, ripe pears
To taste - Citrus, lemon but savoury too.
It's a simple wine with soft flavours and a medium length. It goes well with my risotto.