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.
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.
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This wine was served at our recent wine pairing dinner, held at Noize restaurant in Fitzrovia.
Trinity Hill have been exporting their wines to the UK for more than two decades and tasting their superb Chardonnay shows why. Located in the renowned Gimblett Gravels sub region of Hawke’s Bay on the North Island, their Chardonnay has the structure of a Meursault with its unbeatable combination of balance and power. This is a far cry from the over-oaked clumsy New World Chardonnays of the past and has all the complexity and sophistication one would expect from a far more expensive wine.