Vinho Verde 2019 Quinta de Lixa 75cl £10.99, Portugal
Fruity, floral notes, fresh and well balanced. The nose is aromatic with green apple, melon and white peach. The palate is balanced, smooth with a generous texture and a touch of petillance on the tongue. White peach, apples and tangerine on the palate leading to a long, crisp finish. Enjoy with fish and seafood risotto dishes.
Lourerio 2019 Quinta da Lixa 75cl £11.99, Portugal
Loureiro from northern Portugal, as floral as its name, with a mouthful of green apples and white currants and a fine, long finish. It pairs perfectly with mussels, squid, octopus and oysters.
Sincronia Blanc Organic 2018 Mesquida Mora 75cl £16.99, Spain
Gently rounded white, aromatic with pears and greengage plums, with an enlivening hit of lemon zest on the tongue. This wine has a little ageing and is definitely a food wine, pairing well with pasta dishes, fish and risotto.
Bairrada Reserva 2018 Alianca £9.99, Portugal
Aromas of ripe red and black berry and plum fruits. The palate is medium bodied with supple tannins, dark berry fruit and hints of fig and warming spicy characters.
Monastrell Hecula 2018 Castano 75cl £9.99, Spain
Deep purple in the glass. Rich, elegant aromas of zesty blueberries, ripe dark raspberries and liquorice with a subtle touch of white flowers and a mineral character. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with an inviting richness and soft fruitiness with well-integrated woody notes.
Mencia Bierzo 2017 Cuatro Pasos 75cl £13.79, Spain
Morello cherry red in colour with violet reflections. The varietal aromas of red fruits dominate the bouquet with a subtle hint of the oak toasting. The palate is elegant and balanced, with a fruit driven finish.