One of the most frequent requests we get at weekends is for a white wine pairing for the Sunday roast, and so we thought we’d share with you our top pick. An ideal food wine that has a bit of weight and packs a punch of flavour making it perfect for the indulgence of a long lazy Sunday afternoon.
2013 Mas De La Rime Blanc
The 2013 vintage is simply delicious and really shows off why biodynamic production methods are worth taking seriously.
Fermented in barrique, the wine is then removed after 4 months, ensuring no over-dominance of wood. Long, and wonderfully seductive with rich, pure fruit and a lovely touch of minerality, this has the weight of a serious white burgundy but the Rousanne gives it a unique touch of quince, white flowers, light spice tones and the finish is sublime.
£16.99/btl Mixed 6: £14.44 Mixed 12: £13.59
Then if you’re just looking for a great new wine just for drinking we’ve got just the thing. A new wine to us, but an almost immediate favourite that will completely change your perception of South African reds.
2014 Bonfire Hill, Extreme Vineyards.
This is an example of the innovative and exciting winemaking that’s emerging in South Africa. A blend of Shiraz, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Barbera and Cinsault that provides the perfect mix of spice, fruit and freshness. The complex nose has warming nutmeg, cinnamon and a hit of leather, followed by rich aromas of red and black fruit. The palate is a rush of red and black cherry, soft ripe tannins and a refreshing acidity that balances the wine beautifully.
£12.99, Mixed 6: £11.04 Mixed 12: £10.39