Terry Kirby shares three full-bodied and elegant white wines for those special Spring meals

From France

Les Ruettes Sancerre 2015

A very modern Sancerre, displaying the traditional fresh and flinty minerality of Loire Sauvignons but given a boost of extra citrussy fruit flavours to appeal to palates more used to the boisterous New World take on the grape. As with all Sauvignons, perfect with oysters and other shellfish as well as fish ceviche.

£16.00 (case of 6 £96) Marksandspencer.com

From New Zealand

Seresin Marlborough Chardonnay Reserve 2014

Meanwhile, from the home of Kiwi Sauvignons comes a luscious Chardonnay, made from organic and biodynamically grown grapes on the estate owned by well known cinematographer Michael Seresin. This is really mouth filling and well balanced, with green apple and citrus flavours rounded off with some carefully integrated oak. Prime fish as well as roast white meats.

£17.00 thewinesociety.com; £18.70 bcfw.co.uk

From Germany

Sonnenuhr Riesling Trocken 2014

This is a classic, lusciously full-bodied German Riesling from a family owned estate in the Mosel: gorgeous floral aromas lead to rich flavours of quince, apples and stone fruits which linger long on the palate. Just the right side of dry and ideal for an aperitif or with Asian-spiced foods. 

£15.70 (minimum purchase six bottles) stannarywine.com

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