WINES OF THE MONTH

Hampshire Life - - Recipe & Wine -

What you should be sip­ping in Septem­ber

2014 Efe Rosado, Monas­trell, Bode­gas los Frailes, Va­len­cia, Spain, £10.95: This rosé has great depth of colour, with a palate that is dry and pure. Aro­mas of wild rasp­ber­ries and red­cur­rants play against an herbal back­drop. Ut­terly re­fresh­ing, the wine’s graceful tex­ture is balanced by red-cherry acid­ity, with notes of straw­berry on the mid­palate. It has enough fruit and weight to be bril­liantly food-friendly.

2016 Louro do Bolo, Bode­gas Rafael Pala­cios, Valde­or­ras, Spain, £19.95: Godello is a white grape va­ri­ety that is un­der­go­ing a great re­nais­sance. It com­bines the struc­ture of white Bur­gundy with the min­er­al­ity of an Al­bar­iño. This full-flavoured, rounded ex­am­ple has tex­ture and en­ergy. A big ripe mouth­ful with un­de­ni­able rich­ness and per­fect bal­ance, it would be a won­der­ful match with Susie’s Sal­morejo.

2016 Joven de Si­los, Cil­lar de Si­los, Rib­era del Duero Spain, £8.13: Cil­lar de Si­los only use the high­est qual­ity grapes to make this Tem­pranil­lobased wine from Spain’s Rib­era del Duero. It spends no time in oak and has a spicy, herbal, to­bacco-like char­ac­ter ac­com­pa­nied by ripe straw­berry and red cherry, mak­ing it an ideal match for the Sal­morejo’s herbs, tomato and ham.

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