Wine O’Clock Wines
The Mistress of Wine Recommends:
Hoffmann & Rathbone Bacchus 2018 Sussex, England
Ulrich Hoffmann has really made his name producing extraordinary English sparklers but this wine shows that he is more than adept at producing still English wine too! Made from 80% Bacchus (which is a cross between Riesling, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau) and 20% Reichensteiner this wine is fermented in large oak casks. The result is a supremely elegant wine with gentle spice, crisp acidity and lots of pear, peach and elderflower notes, a supple texture and impressive length. Highly recommend.
Condado De Haza Crianza 2016 Ribera Del Duero, Spain
This wine is swiftly becoming my 'go to' Autumn red; it is deep yet soft, full and succulent with lots of spicy oak and rich fruit but despite this it is extremely easy to drink and just utterly delicious! It's not bad value at normal price of £15 but it is currently £13.50. I then stocked up when there was 25% off across the range so I got it for a song so watch out for 'double dip' promotions as we head into the festive period.