Sampling the grapes of the world, in a glass.
Coolwater Bay Marlborough 2014 New Zealand. 12.5% Alc Vol, Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference range.
This example is produced by Yealands Estate, a carbon neutral winery situated in the Awatere Valley. It is described on the label as elegant with delicate aromas of fresh herbs, citrus and stone fruits, and zesty (ah there’s that word again) flavours of lemon and lime combined with a distinctive mineral note and a fresh finish.
We drank half the bottle with Friday’s dinner of coquilles st jacques followed by teriyaki chicken. We finished the bottle with a Saturday takeaway of chicken chowmein and fried beef in black bean sauce. It worked really well with both meals.
One for the wine rack? Yes. It’s proof that wine snobs are wrong to dismiss supermarket own label wines.