We’re in Fairtrade Fortnight and while wine has not hit the quality of other Fairtrade products, there are some reasonable bottles around.
Peacock Tail Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Western Cape (M&S £7.99) is fresh with lots of gooseberry and tropical fruit, followed by a tongue-tickling, zesty palate. Refreshing, and a wine which would go well with chilli prawns.
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Fairtrade Chenin Blanc 2014, Wellington, South Africa (Sainsbury’s £6 until March 25) is a good example of chenin blanc at this price. Apples and pears, a hint of clove and honeysuckle and a well-rounded finish.
This week’s top tipple is the Co-op’s Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Malbec 2013 from Argentina (£7.49 until March 9). The Co-op is the largest supporter of Fairtrade wines in the UK and this is one of the best in the range.