These two wines from M&S are well-made with a Burgundian elegance; one actually is from Burgundy, albeit convention requires Beaujolais be classed separately from "Burgundy proper".
While Sauvignon remains New Zealand's most widely-planted, signature variety, as well as the UK's favourite white grape, the country remains expert at other varieties as well and none is more noble than Chardonnay.
Koha Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2015 (£13) nectarines and stone fruit, some toasty oak; clean, fresh and adept. Burgundian Chardonnay with Old World elegance and New Zealand crystalline purity.
A versatile food wine - match with white fish, white meat, most vegetable dishes and creamy pasta.
Beaujolais 2014 (£8.50) floral, black and red cherry fruits and some spice; fresh, juicy and adept.
Light enough for a quaffer, with picnic food or roast fowl.
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