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Tuesday 19 July 2016

Two Leftfield Wines

Two characterful wines from New Zealand's Leftfield

These two wines from New Zealand's Leftfield, part of Te Awa, are distinctively packaged, quirkily described and ambitiously priced. 

Left Field Albariño 2015 (£14.05, Wine Rack, Cambridge Wine Merchants and independents) classic kiwi zesty aromatics with lemongrass, peach and pineapple fruit. Fresh, pure and long.


Match with Asia-Pac foods, such as tuna carpaccio with chili and ginger.

They say: Gorgeous little citrus flowers link arms with melon and peach to dance in the sunshine, always maintaining an air of class. Meanwhile lime lingers in the shadows vying for attention.

Left Field Malbec 2014 (£17.30, independents) dark fruit, pencil savings and inky spice; supple texture, very fresh and juicy. Less Rhone-esque than Bojo-tastic.

 Match with butchers sausages, salamis and bolognese.

They say: Down a dark alleyway the brooding and intense character of blackberry and liquorice meet the heroically proportioned mass if dark chocolate draped in smooth, fine velvet.

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