When I first tasted the wines I’m writing about this week, we were in the middle of a very dry period.
Now we’re all in danger of being washed away, but when spring eventually arrives, here are three wines to go with it.
Wirra Wirra ‘The 12th Man’ Chardonnay 2011, Adelaide Hills (Ocado £16.99) is the perfect wine for the start of the cricket season! This is lovely, new-style cool climate Aussie Chardonnay with notes of peach, nuts and citrus fruit backed with hints of vanilla in the background. A complex wine with real elegance and precision to serve with a grand fish dish.
Bodegas Legaris Verdejo 2011, Rueda (Hermitage Cellars £6.99) is a modern-style aromatic Spanish white with citrus and tropical flavours, refreshing acidity and just enough weight to make it a lovely food partner. Fast becoming my house white of choice.
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur Lie 2010, Domaine Des Cantreaux
Not the greatest bottle you’ll ever drink, but at this price and with a large bowl of Moules Marinière it will work very well.
Aldi £4.99, special buy while stocks last.