Liquid news: Spring is white time to try some new wines
Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (Sainsbury's, £8). New Zealander Peter Yealands' vision is to create the world's most environmentally-friendly wines. He combines his love of the land with wines as bold as his ambition. This wine shows notes of stone fruit and guava, underpinned with notes of fresh herbs. The palate is brimming with zingy fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish. Enjoy with both fresh and cooked seafood dishes such as oysters, prawns, green lip mussels and fish.
Tesco Finest Chilean Organic Sauvignon Blanc (Tesco, £7). This wine is produced in the Campo Lindo estate (which means ‘beautiful countryside' in Spanish) in Chile. It is one of the closest vineyards to the Pacific Ocean, which gives a low average temperative and slow, organically grown grapes. Refreshing and lean on tongue, it is balanced with a little green fruit and limes. It would be a great match with seafood, chicken or cheeses – an interesting and good all-round wine that would work well at summer barbecues.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Good Company Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (Lidl, £6.99). Looking for a dry, crisp glass of wine? Leave the Chardonnay behind and go for Sauvignon Blanc this spring. This is another highly successful new style from New Zealand which combines a fashionably pale Rosé colour with typical Sauvignon flavours.
Dry, fruity and with passionfruit aromas, this wine is highly appetising. Enjoy with paella, fish pie or prawn curry.