Today’s Friday Fix features two fabulous French wines for drinking now.
One white Burgundy and one red Bordeaux, both of which have been singled out because they offer a really fantastic drinking experience at their relative price points. Don’t forget, the 10% discounted price is only available for the next week!
£198.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT
£16.50 / bottle inc VAT
(List Price: £220.00/12 bottles)
This Santenay, from a region just outside Chassagne Montrachet, is superb. The Chardonnay vines are high in altitude (350m) and can be found on a steep limestone terraced slope. The wine has vibrant acidity, a creamy texture mid palate, mineral tension that focuses the mind and a long finish.
£264.00 / 12 bottles inc VAT
£22.00 / bottle inc VAT
(List Price: £295.00/12 bottles)
UPSET IN THE RANKS!
During a recent blind tasting competition in Burgundy focusing on wines from all over the world, it seems the French are not up to scratch, coming in a slightly limp 11th place…
Twenty four countries competed, attempting to identify the grape variety, country, region of origin, vintage and producer of 12 different wines.
Sweden came top with the UK in a very respectable second place. It just goes to show, whilst the French do make superb wine, it is the more eclectic palates of Scandinavia and the UK that show greater tasting prowess!