Is a wine spe­cial­ist for Waitrose with tips on grape and grain

Ni­cola Barnes

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FOOD AND DRINK -

HELLO I aroha waina!

This week we head to the award-win­ning Wool­shed vine­yard, in the up­per Wairau Val­ley, in Marl­bor­ough, New Zealand.

We are tast­ing the Mud House Sau­vi­gnon Blanc 2014. Made from 100 per cent sau­vi­gnon blanc, the look is clean and clear, pale straw in colour, with a wa­ter-like coloured core.

On the nose, it pro­duces fresh, mouth wa­ter­ing aro­mas of el­der­flower, which change to a sweet­ness of melon and cit­rus from grape­fruit.

In the mouth, con­cen­trated flavours of cit­rus are fol­lowed by notes of guava fruit, lead­ing to a juicy acid­ity, giv­ing lovely fresh­ness and a good long length. A per­fect aper­i­tif or would part­ner well with fish, es­pe­cially seared scal­lops or hearty sal­ads.

Al­co­hol by vol­ume is 13 per cent and the price is £10.49. Widely avail­able.

Un­til next time – Whakahri I konei te ki te wa e mea hakari ana!

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