WINE TO DINE

Drinks writer Peter Ranscombe picks five wines to go with grouse…

Scottish Field - - GROUSE -

LE­GENDARY MALBEC, 2016 Spar £6 A softer and lighter style of Malbec from Ca­hors in France, with plenty of fruiti­ness. LA FERLA NERO D’AVOLA, 2016 The Wine So­ci­ety £6.95 Fresh black cherry and bram­ble flavours at a stonk­ingly-good price. THISTLEDOWN WINE GOR­GEOUS GRENACHE, 2016 Marks & Spencer £10 Rasp­ber­ries and red cher­ries galore from Ed­in­burgh-based mas­ter of wine Giles Cooke. JEAN-JAC­QUES GIRARD SAVIGNYLES-BEAUNE, 2015 Co-op £22.99 Great value Bur­gundy, with red­cur­rant and sour cherry, plus earth­ier notes too. DOMAINE MARC DELIENNE FLEURIE ABBAYE ROAD, 2015 RAEBURN FINE WINES £27.99 This top-end Beau­jo­lais is a real treat and will cel­e­brate grouse’s gamey notes.

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