This is something of a rarity – a Bourgogne Blanc from Beaujolais. Only 3% of the area is planted with Chardonnay, while the remainder is under the Gamay grape. Made by Sylvain Tête, who is a well know Beaujolais producer who spent time in New Zealand, it has all of the hallmarks of a classic white Burgundy – crisp with citric elements mixed with white fruits. This generously endowed wine is ready to drink either as an aperitif or with seafood.
The Fiano grape is growing in popularity in Southern Italy and Sicily and this example shows why. Owned by a trio of Italian, French and Dutch winemakers who got together in 2009,Carlomagno is a full flavoured assertive wine with fresh melon flavours mixed with lemon. Exceptional value at only £8.25 a bottle, I implore you to try it.
Save £18.15 on a six bottle case.
This wine was served at our recent wine pairing dinner, held at Noize restaurant in Fitzrovia.
Pinot Grigio has emerged as the most popular dry white wine, overtaking Chardonnay earlier this century. It has become known as a generic inoffensive wine for ordering in a bar by the glass, which is a travesty when it comes to the quality of this particular wine. Made from a single vineyard in the hills outside Verona, New Zealand winemaker Matt Thomson has added his expertise to create a refreshingly zingy wine that’s utterly addictive. Perfect as a standalone wine or with shellfish, it has a lovely blend of pear and citrus flavours.