Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Wine of the Month - April; Three BBQ Week Wines
Summer is almost upon us and the end of May sees National Barbecue Week, apparently; here are three wines that are perfect for picnic and barbecue fare, as well indoor food.
Handily, all are screw-capped and match with strongly-flavoured foods, whether eaten indoors or out.
Esk Valley Riesling 2013 Hawkes Bay, NZ (£13.25 from independents) Germanic-style minerally Riesling; lifted nose of ripe stone fruits, lime zest, flinty slates. Zesty, fresh and mineral. Good.
Match with tuna tartare with chili and garlic or a rich paté.
Vidal Pinot Gris 2014 Hawkes Bay, NZ (£11.85 from independents) Alsace-style Pinot Gris with a kiwi freshness; ripe stone fruit and sweet spice. Fresh, pure and clean. Good.
Match with tarte flambee, choucroute and heart pork dishes.
Joseph Mellot Menetou-Salon Les Thureaux 2013 (£17.65 from independents ) expressive nose of cut-grass and citrus with a touch of flintiness; grapefruit and ripe gooseberry freshness and something more tropical. Pure and mineral. Good.
Match with goat's cheese salad
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