I taste many wines, but it’s good to drink a few bottles of styles I enjoy with good company around the table. Here are three I did just that with last weekend.
Morgenhof Chenin Blanc 2013, Stellenbosch (Waitrose £8.99). Chenin blanc is more interesting than sauvignon. I think we’ll see a rise in its popularity. The nose reminds me of apple pie. The palate has juicy fruit and a hint of creamy oak. Try with Thai green chicken curry.
Contino Reserva 2008, Rioja (thedrinkshop.com £17.95) is delicious with lamb with an intense nose of red fruit, eastern spices and subtle oak. The palate is smooth with soft tannins and a long finish. Very refined.
Top tipple? L’Extra par Langlois Rose Brut NV (Majestic £9.99 for two). I’m not a prosecco fan, too many poorly made wines. This is made by Langlois-Chateau, one of the best sparkling producers in the Loire. Pretty with red berries, fine bubbles, a dry finish and a bargain while on offer.