Wine O’Clock Wines
The Mistress of Wine Recommends:
The Doctor’s 9.5% Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Marlborough, NZ
I applaud anyone attempting to stick to Dry January during yet another lockdown but for those who have caved, or were never doing it in the first place (like me) but are trying to watch their alcohol/calorie intake then a lower alcohol wine could be the answer. For me, whites and pinks are more successful than reds and one of the best I have come across is this 9.5% Sauvignon Blanc from Forrest Estate in NZ who are pretty much pioneers in lower alcohol wines. Vibrant, zesty and varietal.
Villa Antinori 2018 Toscana, Italy
I enjoyed a bottle of this over the festive period and it is a wine I do go back to because it is so delicious! A blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon there is plenty of red cherry fruit overlaid by subtle, spicy oak. It is medium-bodied and with no hard edges and is smooth enough to be drunk on it's own or with red meat, veggies or in my case on New Year's Day with a takeaway!