Wishful thinking for summer

Pierres Bordes Marasanne Viognier

Pierres Bordes Marasanne Viognier

Ashley Barnes, Amanda Barnes and Taylor Sambrook

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Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but here are a few more wines for early summer drinking.

The first test match starts at Lord’s this week so lets start with a Kiwi wine – The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough (Majestic £9.99, Waitrose £6.99).

Considering the volume that this well-known wine is produced in, it apparently is Majestic’s biggest-selling wine. It still manages to deliver, and at this price is great value compared to a number of similarly-priced kiwi Sauvignon Blancs.

It’s almost essential summer drinking.

Yalumba Organic Viognier 2012, South Australia (Ocado £9.49, Waitrose £7.99) is a wine that seems to get better with every vintage. It’s aromatic with peaches and apricots and has a lovely mouth feel. It would be great with a prawn and chilli salad.

Les Pierres Bordes Marsanne Viognier 2012, Pays D’oc

Staying with the Viognier theme, this blend of two white Rhone grapes is a cracking peachy dry white from the South of France.

I can’t think of many white wines at this price that offer so much. It almost tastes like summer and it’s brilliant value.

The Wine Society, £5.75

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