Gozatu Txakolí de Álava 2014, Spain (£12.49 Laithwaites) Smells as if it’s going to be quite bracing, with pithy grapefruit and green apple prominent, but while those flavours are there when you taste it, there’s also richer, muskier guava and quince note, plus a touch of honey. More than a […]

Two Spanish Whites from Txakoli & Rueda

Miguel Torres Santa Digna Estelado Rosé Sparkling NV, Secano Interior*, Chile (£14.49 Cambridge Wines, Telford Wines, The Wine Store, Windermere Wine Stores, Roberts & Speight) Crisp, gentle style, with plenty of fresh strawberry flavour and a lightly dusty, even sandy edge to the finish. (B+) Miguel Torres Reserva de Pueblo […]

Talking Pais with Miguel Torres Jr

Best region in Spain for white wine – Rueda, Rías Baixas or Valdeorras? Or somewhere else?? Vetus ‘Flor de Vetus’ Verdejo 2013, Rueda, Spain (£11.99 Meat, The Wine Reserve, Charlie Crown, Grape & Grind, Scarlet Wines, The Jolly Vintner Too, Shaftesbury Wines, The Cellar at Clevedon, Woodford Wine Room, Loki, […]

Vetus ‘Flor de Vetus’ Verdejo 2013, Rueda, Spain

Raza Vinho Verde 2012, Portugal (£9.50-£10 Harvey Nichols, Selfridges) Clean zippy young wine with a slight fizz/spritz, bracing appley citrus freshness, some briny Atlantic bite and quite a fleshy but still refreshing finish. B+ Tercius Vinho Verde Alvarinho 2012, Portugal (£10.99 Marks & Spencer) Like a cross between Viognier and Riesling, […]

Wine Tasting Video: White wines from Vinho Verde, Rias Baixas, ...

Dourthe La Grande Cuvée Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2011, France (£7.99 Waitrose) Fresh, herby style, flavours of tinned pear and citrus, with a slightly musky overtone, decent, crisp seafood-friendly style, finishes just a touch sour. B- Domaine Raimbault Sancerre 2011, Loire, France (£12.99 The Co-op) Crunchy, grassy style, with an earthy […]

Wine Tasting Video: Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, the Loire, Rueda ...