Clear and crisp whites:
Chapel Down Flint Dry 2020, Kent, England
(12.5%, Morrisons, £14-£11 until Feb 15)
A bright, refreshing and positively spring mix of Chardonnay, Bacchus, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir, delivering acidic notes of green apple, citrus and kiwi. If you haven’t discovered just how white English can be, start there.
Eight Thousand Lakes Riesling 2019, Washington State, USA
(11.5%, Majestic, £12.99 down to £7.99 as part of a six-bottle mix until Feb 7, then £12.99/£9.99 for a six-bottle mix bottles)
A fragrant and clean dry Riesling with a big reduction in its price in the context of a multiple purchase until the middle of next month. It has a pungent lime and grapefruit breath, and a relatively low alcohol content. Lip smacking appetizer or try it with lightly spiced seafood dishes.
Louis Jadot Saint-Véran 2018, Burgundy, France
(13%, Tesco, £ 16 to £ 14 until February 14th)
The Saint-Veran appellation often produces white buds of great value and it is therefore with this non-wooded and fruity example that focuses on lemon and lime. Its texture is a little more rounded than the two above, therefore suitable to accompany dishes of fried chicken or fresh salmon.
Hearty winter reds:
Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2019, Morambo Creek, Padthaway, Australia
(14.5%, Waitrose, £11.99 down to £8.99 until Feb 22)
Juicy and bursting with ripe cassis, this mid-palate has a certain sweetness, but it’s peppered with black pepper and ends dry. Delicious Shiraz from one of South Australia’s best red regions, from oak barrels for 13 months. Try it with a casserole of beef or venison or a piece of extra-mature cheddar.
Taste the difference Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2014, Spain
(14%, Sainsbury’s, £13.50 up to £12 until Feb 8)
Gran Reserva Riojas has aged at least five years before publication, and this shows signs of maturity in its soft, rounded and holy texture, spicy. At its heart are rich red currants and cooked strawberries, ready to take on the roast lamb.
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This notice was published: 2022-01-27 15:08:00