Printer Friendly

wine rack.

Freixenet Cava, Majestic, pounds 8.99. What! For a Cava? Yes, and worth it. This '97 vintage Spanish bubbly is 'zero dosage' - no sugar in the yeasty dose to give bottle fermentation. Elegant and bone dry, with fruity body, it knocks many champagnes for six.

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Spar, pounds 3.89. So juicy and fruity you'll go "oohh" when you slurp. But this Italian's cherry stone smack and lively acidity makes it much more than alcoholic summery fruit punch. It's a ripe wee lovely that lingers on.

Marques de Chive, Tesco, pounds 4.49. From the wonderfully named Utiel Requena region on the east of Spain, it has rich, strawberry/raspberry jamminess and soft tannins from a spell in oak. Dry as a bone, great value food wine with a wee bit of weight.

Chateau Ollieux-Romanis, Oddbins, pounds 6.99. This French red from the rolling Corbieres hills is from hand-picked grapes off old vines. A typical regional mix of characterful fruit, it's unfiltered and unoaked to let its rich structure shine through.WINE OF

THE WEEK

Viognier, Safeway, pounds 3.99. The neighbour's taste buds pricked up ... "Mmmm, what's this? It's lovely." She was spot on - and the increasingly popular viognier grape marches on. Forget chardonnay, be seduced by the ripe apricot fruit charms of this bargain French belter.
COPYRIGHT 2000 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2000 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Features
Author:Walls, Trevor
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 2, 2000
Words:220
Previous Article:the hardstuff.
Next Article:Indulge in naval gazing at this pub; What's in a name?


Related Articles
Wine rack.
Wine rack.
WINE RACK.
High Spirits : wine rack.
wine rack.
wine rack.
Wine rack.
Wine rack.
Luxury Homes: Bromborough, OIRO pounds 435,000; In association with smarthomes.com.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters