The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • Image 7 Eco Viognier 2015, Chile - Eco Viognier 2015, Chile, (Organic) 13% €13.95  A very tasty refreshing Viognier from Chile; light and brimming with citrus and peachy fruits, this is a well-made well-priced wine. With oily fish; mackerel, salmon or maybe sea bass. Even inside its home territory of the Northern Rhône, Viognier varies from light and refreshing to rich and […]
  • DSCF7210 Illuminati Riparosso 2015, Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo - Illuminati Riparosso 2015, Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo 13.5% €14.99 Very seductive smooth warm dark fruits, a touch of tobacco and a slight earthiness. We had this with a spicy lamb dish (from Diana Henry’s Simple cook book) and the two went perfectly. This is an old favourite that I hadn’t tried for some time, so I was […]
     

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • DSCF7190 Beaujolais Villages Blanc 2015 Domaine des Nugues - Beaujolais Villages Blanc 2015 Domaine des Nugues 13% Delicious gently fruity unoaked wine with a lovely texture, a fine minerality and an excellent finish. The perfect aperitif, or with salmon in a herby butter sauce. White Beaujolais, once a rarity, is becoming easier to find in this country. The best examples combine a lovely freshness, […]
  • DSCF7168 Monteraponi Baron’ Ugo 2014, Chianti Classico, Organic - Monteraponi Baron’ Ugo 2014, Chianti Classico, Organic 12.5% €34.50 Delightful fresh light Chianti with smooth dark cherry fruits, good minerality and a soft easy finish. Not a wine that will age, you would imagine, but drinking beautifully now. We drank it with grilled lamb steaks with spinach and hummus. I am told that the single […]