The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • ITATA Colinas del Itata Old Vines Muscat 2017, Itata -   Inviting delicate perfumed floral aromas; juicy, really lively orange peel and apricot fruits, with a lovely musky kick on the finish. A delightful wine and outstanding value for money.   Lightly spicy prawn or chicken Thai curries.   I featured the 2014 vintage of his wine a few years ago. The 2017 is, I […]
  • ramon roqueta1 Ramon Roqueta Tina 3 Garnacha 2016, Calatayud -   This is a very moreish all-purpose wine that offers great value for money. Medium-bodied juicy ripe strawberry fruits with plenty of concentration and real oomph on the mid-palate, and a smooth rounded finish.   A good match for most red meats or pork; I had mine with mildly spiced lamb kofte and a tomato […]
     

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • La Rocca high res_NV Soave La Rocca 2015, Pieropan - Quite deep in colour with a restrained lightly nutty nose. The palate opens out with time to reveal a delightful mix of almonds, light peach fruits and honey. A wonderful subtle wine full of nuance. Don’t serve it too cold; the flaovurs are quite delicate. Not cheap, but worth it. Spaghetti or linguini with either […]
  • le cadet2 Le Cadet 2016, Montirius, IGP Vaucluse - A vivid youthful colour. Full of bold vibrant ripe dark fruits, this is a seductive medium to full-bodied red that retains a mouth-watering freshness. Not a keeper but excellent now. We drank it with chicken thighs baked with herby tomatoes and peppers. Montirius produce some of the finest wines of Vacqueyras and Gigondas in the […]