Entre-Deux-Mers Blanc 2018, Château Lestrille, Bordeaux, France £14.50
At Château Lestrille, Estelle Roumage makes modern, fruit-driven wines.
A fantastic blend bringing intense aromas of citrus, lime and pear on the nose and unveiling an expressive mineral character on the palate. This wine is lively with good length and shows remarkable balance.
Petit Bourgeois, Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Loire, France £14.50
Bang for buck Loire Sauvignon from the King of Sancerre.
The grapes come from the slopes of the Loire Valley known as “The Garden of France”. This wine is full of expressive flavours from this area – fresh and zippy citrus notes with a light floral touch and a dash of minerality.
Oveja Dry Muscat 2018, Bodegas y Vinedos Fontana, Ucles, Spain £10.50
Bodegas Fontana is a family winery (Cantarero Morales) with over thirty years of experience and tradition that has managed to surprise the industry by placing their wines in a prestigious place in the Spanish wine scene.
This young, fresh Muscat has fantastic stone fruit flavours backed up by long acidity and a floral nose. Honey, lychee and white grape with a peach and almond tart finish.
Picpoul de Pinet 2018, Dom. Font-Mars, Languedoc, France £11.75
Jean-Baptiste de Clock runs this estate (much older than the wine’s modern label suggests) close to Mèze and makes very fine Picpoul.
This Picpoul de Pinet is clean, lemony, taut and very dry but with an underlying depth and richness.
Verdeca ‘Talò’ 2019, San Marzano, Puglia, Italy £10.00
In 1962, 19 vine growers from San Marzano whose families had farmed the land for generations, combined their efforts to establish ‘Cantine San Marzano’. Through the decades this cooperative has grown significantly, attracting over 1,200 vine growers.
This is a bone-dry Verdeca which shows a richness of aromatics, white flowers, crisp green apple and a hint of honey. Full flavoured, with a creamy texture and a long and intense finish.
Grüner Veltliner 2018, Eschenhof, Wagram £13.25
Arnold Holzer’s classic and vibrant style of Gruner Veltliner from the clay soils of Wagram in Austria. Holzer took over the estate in 2010, aged just 23.
Expect buckets of lemon zest, white pepper hints of fennel and rose, and great acidity with a slight Jasmine tea finish.