I have found five silky-smooth, juicy wines this week to complement Moncia Galetti’s delicious recipes in the magazine.
2010 Riesling, Trimbach, Alsace, France (£10.99, Majestic). This exceptional, dry Riesling, from one of the most famous names in Alsace, is a regal sort with sleek mildly tropical notes and a heroic finish. Famously delicious with challenging recipes of all kinds, drink it with the stunning Roasted root vegetable salad with smoked chicken recipe – it’s a perfect match.
2011 Domaine de Villargeau, Sauvignon Blanc, Coteaux du Giennois, France (£8.99 Marks & Spencer). The spearmint freshness in this wine coupled with the piercingly beautiful citrus core of fruit would be superb with the fresh fish and seafood dishes and even trickier spicy recipes with chilli or salsa on board. Haunting and memorable, give this keen sauvignon a whirl.
2011 Oxford Landing Estates, Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia (£7.49, reduced to £5.59, until 9th October, Waitrose). This lovely little all-rounder is a great wine for pouring with a wide range of dishes or for just drinking on its own. Reduced to a fiver, you ought to load up with a few bottles for emergency drinking and impromptu parties. Cheers.
2011 Les Dauphins, Côtes du Rhône, France (£6.97, Asda). It’s a little bit shallow of me, but I do love this wine’s label, however I promise that this hasn’t affected my judgement of its flavours inside! This is a lovely juicy, cherry-soaked red which has a superb, refreshing bite of acidity on the finish, making it the ideal match for the Rump of lamb with cannellini beans recipe.
2010 Nederburg, Winemasters Reserve Cabernet, South Africa (£9.99, Tesco). This is a noble, single vineyard cabernet from the Helderberg region of the Cape and it is a model of French oak and blackcurrant nuances combined in perfect harmony. With a mouth-watering flavour and heavenly aroma, this is one of South Africa’s most accomplished, early-drinking cabernets.