Sauvignon Viognier: a wine with a broad range of aromas
Duo Des Mers Sauvignon Viognier, £7, SuperValue shops NI
Duo des Mers was crafted in the purest French traditions, while being inspired by the New World winemaking styles. The result is a range of powerful, full of taste and easy drinking wines. This one offers a broad range of aromas with a shimmering yellow colour. Ripe pineapple aromas are blended with toffee hints. It’s fresh on the palate with a smooth finish – a good wine for summer especially if you’re a fan of Sauvignon-Viognier.
Castello del Poggio Prosecco DOC, £5, Sainsbury’s
Up until the 1960s, Prosecco sparkling wine was generally rather sweet and barely distinguishable from the Asti wine produced in Piedmont, Italy. Since then, production techniques have improved, leading to the high-quality dry wines produced today – and this is one of them. This crisp and fruity Prosecco with golden apple notes pairs perfectly with fresh seafood, cured meats... and and any party atmosphere.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Noir, £10, Asda.
Villa Maria was founded in 1961 and is today regarded as one of New Zealand’s leading winemakers. This classic Pinot Noir from Marlborough has complex yet approachable ripe fruit flavours. It has a bouquet of ripe cherries and raspberries followed by soft, silky, ripe fruit flavours with a smooth, dry finish.Light enough not to mask white meat yet still has plenty of flavour to match richer red meat