Alistair Gibson: Halloween-friendly wines

The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier 2013.
The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier 2013.
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It’s that spooky time of year again so don’t miss a trick and treat yourself to these Halloween-friendly wines.

David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Elim ( £16.99), from South Africa’s most southerly vineyards, is shockingly good. Grapefruit, fig and a wonderful lime driven acidity is almost electrifying. Truly Irresistible ‘Grecula’ Greco 2014, Italy (The Co-op £6.99) has a comic strip label which states ‘It came from the cellar! Pale, white and haunting…’. Made in Southern Italy, it’s very fresh with citrus, pears and green herbs. Top Tipple is The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier 2014, Western Cape (Hermitage Cellars, £7.35). Blackberries, violets and spicy oak. It’s named after the early Cape settlers who built a wolf trap on their farm. No wolf, real or supernatural, was ever found...