Mill Road Winter Fair; Mill Road, a buzzy, ethnically-diverse part of Cambridge, just south of the historic city centre, is home to a large number of independent shops and traders, including two wine merchants.
These two wines from Ferngrove, however, I found very impressive and, probably not coincidentally, more Old-World in style than New. The Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend from Frankland River had a strong herbaceous nose with gooseberries and passionfruit on the palate, some weight and waxiness from the Semillon and a very clean, balanced finish. Very impressive with a hint of challenge, and tasted blind, I would have put this in either a warm part of the Loire or a cool part of Bordeaux.
Ferngrove Estate Shiraz - £10.99
Both sampled in-store at Cambridge Wine Merchants, Mill Road.
Mill Road Winter Fair - http://www.millroadwinterfair.org/
Cambridge Wine Merchants - http://www.cambridgewine.com/
Ferngrove Winery - http://www.ferngrove.com.au/