Grand Mayne Côtes de Duras Rosé 2016, South West France (£10.64 from the vineyard) A gush of juicy plum (fresh and tinned) and berry flavour, supple texture, not massively complex but really lovely punchy pink wine. B(+) Grand Mayne Côtes de Duras Merlot/Cabernet 2015, South West France (£10.64 from the […]

Two wines from Domaine du Grand Mayne, Côtes de Duras


Didn’t quite get this in there before the end of 31 Days of Riesling, ah well… Leitz Dragonstone Riesling 2015, Rheingau, Germany (£13.99 Ake & Humphris, Asda Online) Classic sweet-and-sour Riesling, with tense, minerally grapefruit and lime notes set against richer guava and pineapple, a light honeyed sweetness, and a […]

Leitz Dragonstone Riesling 2015, Rheingau, Germany


Still on Germany, and still not on Riesling… Louis Guntrum Grauburgunder 2016, Rheinhessen, Germany (~£12-£15 – The Wine Society has the 2015) Rich, almost creamy wine, not hugely fruity, although there is some peachy depth, along with spicy, nutty notes, and a gentle warm finish. Lovely texture too. S- ———————- […]

Louis Guntrum Grauburgunder 2016, Rheinhessen, Germany



A break from Riesling for today to concentrate on Pinot Noir. Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2015, Pfalz, Germany (£10-12 see Wine Searcher, also Waitrose under the Johann Wolf Label) A lush, friendly style, with warm squishy strawberry and black cherry flavours, a hint of woodsmoke and a firm but juicy […]

Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2015, Pfalz, Germany


Another excellent Riesling to celebrate 31 Days of Riesling Dönnhoff Dry Riesling 2016, Nahe, Germany (£16-19 see Wine Searcher – many shops/restaurants are still on the 2015) Leaps out of the glass to greet you with a gush of green apple, ripe lemon and grapefruit aroma, but alongside all this […]

Dönnhoff Dry Riesling 2016, Nahe, Germany


We’re getting near the end of 31 Days of Riesling, but there’s still time for this lovely trio Exquisite Collection Riesling 2016 (made by Wakefield/Taylors), Clare Valley, Australia (£6.99 Aldi) Zesty youngster, all sleek and stony, with taut lemon and lime flavours, a richer apple-y candy floss character and even […]

Three lovely Rieslings from Australia, New Zealand & Germany