More from Tesco’s ‘Finest’ range of interesting and reasonably priced wine. My three journeys through and around France so far this year have taken me far and wide and reminded me of the vast difference in hospitality that this country offers. From jovial bonhomie to total hostility: I’ve had it all. Often in the same day. I spent a week over the border in Italy and was met with only charm and humour. I’m frustrated by this as I just don’t understand it. I’ve concluded, after some soul-searching, that I mustn’t think that all French people are rude and hate the English, just some.
Tasting notes: Crisp, fresh flavours of tropical fruit and apple. The blend puts it in the category of ‘aromatic’ wines, which I enjoy but which aren’t to everybody’s palate; if you enjoy Riesling or Torrontes, you may enjoy this. Good value for money.
Wine Colour – White
Price – £6
Where do I get it from? Tesco
Current Vintage – 2016
Producer – Plaimont
Grape – ‘Rare’ grape blend; Gros Manseng, Petit Courbu, Arrufiac, Petit Manseng
Region/Country – Gascony/South Western France
Points – 88
Food Pairing: This would go well summer salads.