Sunday night dinner on budget
We are all keen to have a tasty bottle of wine but not at a high price. Below are a few wines that are well worth trying and won’t break the bank!
Bouchard Père et Fils 2009 Chardonnay, £7.49 /£7.99 (on promotion at Waitrose) From a winery that was created in 1731, the wines are delicious at every level. If you have the chance you should visit their head office in Beaune, Burgundy. This wine delivers at this price (my mother bought it and can’t remember the exact cost). Crisp, high acidity with a slight minerality to it but with a depth and longevity, makes this an enjoyable wine with most food. I tasted it with a Sunday pork roast and felt it went very well. If you like this wine, try some of the village wines and when you want to splash out, try the Premier and then Grand Crus!
Other wines that you should try, that will take you away from the “brands” are:
Las Medallas de Argueso, Manzanilla, £8.95, Roberson Wine, http://www.robersonwine.com/ Very dry, I would say bone dry with a salty taste and depth, this would be great with olives as an aperatif.
Susterris Blanc, Castell d’Encus 2008, £16.95 Roberson Wine
Petalos de Bierzo 2008, Descendientes de J Palacio, £16.95, Roberson Wine
Decenio Rioja Reserva 1999, Bodegas Las Orcas, £12.95 Roberson Wine