Wine O’Clock Wines
The Mistress of Wine Recommends:
Veuve Monsigny Brut NV Champagne, France
Awarded a silver medal at the International Wine Challenge in 2017, this fizz is a total bargain at £10.99 and that is its usual price! A classic blend of the three grape varieties usually found in champagne; Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier, this is a fabulously toasty example with a fresh streak of apple acidity.
Izadi Rioja Reserva 2013 Rioja, Spain
I love Rioja. The rich plummy bramble fruit that is so accessible and then the notes of spice and vanilla from time spent in American and French oak. This is one of my all-time favourites and looks as smart as it tastes. Great for drinking, gifting, sipping and savouring this is a medium bodied wintry delight that is perfect for mellow evening enjoyment.