Have a bit of a backlog of videos so let’s get a couple in this post, beginning in the southern Rhône… Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2015, France (£13.99 Fenwicks, The Framlingham Wine Shop, Swift Wines, Italian Continental Stores, Bubbles And Wine Ltd, Direct Wines, Amazon) A good mix of […]

Southern Italy, Southern Rhône


Seven Springs Chardonnay 2014, Overberg, South Africa (£13.99 North South Wines) Decent mix between quite exuberant peach and passionfruit flavour and zesty citrus acidity, with notes of cashew in there too, full in flavour but never OTT, good honest wine. S-

Seven Springs Chardonnay 2014, Overberg, South Africa


Casa de Paços Fernão Pires 2016, VR Minho, Portugal (N/A in the UK) Has a light spritz, which brings freshness to the ginger-tinged grape, quince and (slightly cooked) red apple flavours, rounded and peachy and just off-dry, would be good with lightly spicy food. B(+) Casa de Paços Loureiro/Arinto 2016, […]

Two white wines from Casa de Paços



Louis Latour Marsannay Rouge 2015, Burgundy, France (~£20 Hailsham Cellars, The Southwell Vintner, Mr Wheeler, Milford Wine, Saxty’s Wines, Heywood Wines, Flagship Wines, La Zouch Cellars,  Exel Wines, winedirect.co.uk) This is unoaked, but it’s picked up a touch of vanilla from somewhere. However the main event is the juicy, vibrant […]

Louis Latour Marsannay Rouge 2015, Burgundy, France


Mirabeau Pure Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016, France (£12.99 Mirabeau Direct, Waitrose, CellarVie Wines, Ocado) Juicy, fresh style, ever-so-slightly confected cranberry & peach aromas, but nicely textured and dry with an almost salty/sandy edge to the cooked apple and raspberry flavours. B+ Mirabeau Etoile Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016, France […]

Provence Rosé – not just for summer


Seven Springs Unoaked Chardonnay 2014, Overberg, South Africa (~£12 contact North South Wines) There’s a slightly bitter pithy edge and a lemony character here that reminds me as much of Semillon as Chardonnay. It’s still fresh and juicy, but it’s too rich to fall into the ‘pure’ camp and too […]

Chardonnays from South Africa & New Zealand