Wines of the week: Weisser Burgunder trocken Achat 2012; Chateau Camplazens Viognier 2011; Tikves Smederevka Rkaciteli 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 24 November 2013
Weisser Burgunder trocken Achat 2012
The first of three new and intriguing whites is one that confounds expectations of German wines – made from Pinot Blanc, this is neither floral nor off-dry, but thrillingly refreshing and acidic, with subtle flavours of pears, quince and hints of nuts and smoky spice. Drink with all seafood, semi-hard cheeses and vegetable dishes. £15 (as part of minimum order of six mixed bottles), chixandbuck.com
Chateau Camplazens Viognier 2011
The new, modern approach of southern French country wines is exemplified by this assertive reclaiming of Viognier back from the New World: floral, honeyed, full-bodied, with flavours of apricots and tropical citrus fruits. Good with grilled or pan-fried white fish or scallops, or mild, fruity curries and salsas. £9.95, santewineimports.com
Tikves Smederevka Rkaciteli 2012
Don't let the tough pronunciation of Balkan grapes deter you from discovering some delightful, well-made and distinctive wines, such as this Macedonian white: invigorating and very dry, it is a lovely, easy drinking mix of green herbaceousness and minerality from the two grapes. £6.99, Marks & Spencer
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