Available from Whelehan’s, Loughlinstown
This is lovely; slightly bitter orange peel with plump peaches and a touch of honey, cut through with a strong mineral streak. Delicious dry wine.
I could see this working well with pork, possibly with fruit – either belly or a chop sounds about right.
Dry Tokaji tend to get overlooked in favour of the sweet versions, but they can be very good. The best often have a hint of Chenin Blanc with their honeyed note and mineral acidity, alongside some mouthwatering stone fruits.
Enticing floral aromas with refreshing juicy dark fruits and a tannin-free finish. Great with lighter meats – pork, chicken or charcuterie.
Having arrived back from holiday, with delayed flights and lots of waiting around, I grabbed a bottle of this to drink with a hastily-prepared dinner of chops and salad. It was delicious. Zweigelt can be the Beaujolais of Austria, light refreshing and very gluggable. There are some winemakers who try a little too hard, ageing it in new oak barrels and extracting heavy tannins. To me that misses the whole point; Zweigelt is there to be drunk and enjoyed for its pure free-flowing fruits.
Available from Red Island Wines, Skerries; Listons, Camden St.; On the Grapevine, Dalkey, Cabot & Co. Westport.