WINE TO DINE
Scottish Field wine columnist and drinks blogger Peter Ranscombe matches five bottles for 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.