Wine O’Clock Wines
The Mistress of Wine Recommends:
Specially Selected Costières de Nîmes 2019 France
An amazing value, characterful red for Autumn made from a blend of Syrah (50%), Grenache (40%) and Mourvèdre (10%) . The colour is deep and concentrated with lifted black fruits, blackberry, flowers, violets, mulberry, herbs and even some bacon but the alcohol at 14% is very well-balanced and the wine remains refreshing even with so much fruit and flavour! A highly recommended wine and excellent with red meats, stews and roasts.
Morgenhof Chenin Blanc 2018, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Chenin's home is in the Loire in France where it can make really taut, tight, steely, apple scented and flavoured wine with rapier like acidity which can be offset by residual sugar in wines such as Vouvray. However, for me, I love it's second home and that is in South Africa where the wines are heady, almost tropical, fruity, textured, ripe and also amazing matches with a whole array of different foods. This is a truly excellent example with subtle spice notes from oak work. Very delicious and we enjoyed it with fish pie!