My winners of the day - whites and fizz
This is what will be on my Christmas shopping list. I loved these wines, don't forget though... you may not.
2014 Bride Valley Brut Reserve (available mid October) - This is a unique English fizz that is so refreshing, so nice citrus taste. Better value than the Hambledon NV, which was more of a run of the mill number.
This was the best of a number of ‘simple’ Italian whites. So moreish.
2013 Domaine William Fevre Chablis So subtle on the nose, but rock and roll on the palate. Might be my favourite of the whites… and below £15
What a find, this was so different, true it is worth trying.
More of this, please. A wonderful Albariño… Almost as good as the Soalheiro wines
Saumur ‘Clos de la Thibaudière’ Brèzè, Domaine de Roche Ville -The name is a mouthful… so is the wine. First I was not convinced, but then it beautifully opened up to this fresh biscuity, mineral laden number. Great Loire white.
2015 Magnum of Sancerre Cuvee Silex, Domaine Serge Laloue - The only magnum of the line up. Can completely imagine on the Christmas table. I wanted to hate it, but I loved it.
A very nice dry German riesling, that is not from the Mosel… need to keep an open mind. Buy methinks.
So complex, so exciting… Alsace rules
I am honestly running out of words to describe this… This is how you imagine a gewürztraminer should be. Perfect, did I say Alsace rules? Beware it is off dry, if that is not your thing, this wine might actually change your opinion.