WINE TO DINE

Scot­tish Field wine colum­nist and drinks blog­ger Peter Ranscombe matches five bot­tles for duck...

Scottish Field - - DUCK -

JEAN COR­NELIUS PINOT NOIR, 2018 Lidl

£7.49 This is part of Lidl’s lat­est Wine Tour pro­mo­tion, which kicked off on 26 Septem­ber this year, and is a clas­sic pair­ing for duck salad.

CAP ROYAL BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR, 2016 Tesco

£8 from 19 Novem­ber to 9 De­cem­ber, then £10 Few matches go as per­fectly as Bordeaux and duck ril­lette – what grows to­gether goes to­gether.

DO­MAINE JONES FI­TOU, 2016 The Wine So­ci­ety £15.50 An English­woman in the south of France is pro­duc­ing this smooth and el­e­gant Fi­tou in the vil­lages of Tuchan and Pazi­ols in the Langue­doc re­gion.

TE MATA GAMAY NOIR, 2018 Wine Di­rect £17.95 As Beau­jo­lais’ sig­na­ture grape, it has spread its wings to find a new home at Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, from where this duck salad match hails.

PAX­TON THOMAS BLOCK GRENACHE, 2017

Cel­lar Door Wines £21.45 Treat­ing grenache more gen­tly, like pinot noir, pro­duces a wine with a real fresh­ness as well as duck-friendly red fruit flavours.

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