Wines of the week
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 11 March 2012
With the prospect of brighter weather around the corner, here are three zippy
New World new vintages - young, fresh wines designed to revive jaded tastebuds.
ESK VALLEY HAWKES BAY VERDELHO 2011
The Kiwi Verdelho - a grape better known in Portugal - is a joyous, palate-tingling, yet full-bodied mouthful, bursting with tropical fruits and elegant citric acidity. One to enjoy with suitably sharply spiced Asian foods or a fine white fish. £13.80, jascots.co.uk
ACONCAGUA COSTA SAUVIGNON BLANC 2010
From the cool climate of the Aconcagua Valley in Chile, a single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc packed with tastes of cucumber, limes and green capsicums, demonstrating the great things the South Americans can do with this grape. Amazingly crisp and full of verve and life. Drink with dishes such as griddled salmon steaks with chilli noodles. £8.99 (until 15 April; normally £10.99), Wine Rack; £11.50, slurp.co.uk (minimum purchase six bottles); £11.99 Waitrose
BOSCHENDAL CHENIN BLANC 2011
Chenin Blanc is the white grape most associated with South Africa, producing deceptively complex whites, where flavours of peaches and melons get a nutty, honeyed edge and a long finish, making it capable of handling strong, garlicky dishes, such as fish soup with aioli or pasta with pesto. One of the picks of a bargain offer on South African wines at Majestic. £6.39 (each for two bottles, as part of a purchase of six mixed bottles; normally £7.99), majestic.co.uk
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