The Daily Telegraph - Saturday
WINES OF THE WEEK
RED BERRIES & PEPPER
Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Carignan
2018 Bekaa Valley, Lebanon (14%, Hennings Wine, £18.99; wrigglytinwine.co.uk, £18.95) Lebanon’s oldest commercial winery (founded in 1868) launched this wine last year. It’s made from carignan that is more than five decades old and which thrives in the heat of the Bekaa Valley. A fulltasting and yet fresh wine, all mulberries and cranberries.
House of Dreams Swartland Bush Vine Grenache Noir 2020 South Africa (13.5%, M&S, £9) There isn’t a lot of grenache in South Africa. This grows in one of the Cape’s most fashionable wine regions, Swartland, whose winemakers have led the revival in interest in old vines. It tastes of red berries, white pepper and red liquorice.
GREAT WITH LAMB
Undurraga Candelabro Itata Cinsault 2019 Chile (13.5%, The Wine
The grapes for this wine come from 70-year old, “dryfarmed” (unirrigated) cinsault vines in Itata, one of Chile’s more southerly wine regions. This is a light-ishbodied – yet also fleshy – red that would work well with lamb chops or pâté.