Look Forward to the Tropical Tastes of Spring

Peter Morrell tastes some aromatic wines that are ideal for the warm days ahead

Bunch of Grapes

With popular taste attuned to light, aromatics wines following the global success of the sauvignon blanc grape here are some other wines that you can try which offer perfumed and tropical flavours

Villa Private Bin Gewurztraminer 2016

This wine displays all the classic varietal aromas of rose petal, lychee and spice and these lead through to the palate delivering similar flavours along with a richness, seamless texture and balance.

AMG Notes: This lovely white delivers at every level in terms of aromas on the nose, strong tropical fruit flavours with a spicy backbone. Enjoy this wine with oriental food like Thai Noodles and sushi

Available with an RRP of £11.30 from Waitrose, Majestic, Wine Rack, Bin 21 and Famous Wines UK

Robert Oatley Hancock & Hancock Fiano 2016

This Fiano shows lifted tropical aromas along with a textured dry, fresh palate; it is great as an aperitif to any delicious spring spread.

AMG Notes: Fiano is an ancient grape variety from Italy now regaining its well deserved popularity. This wine from Australia has fresh peachy aromas on the nose. In the mouth there is an intriguing nutty flavour with citrus notes. Fiano does not yield a lot of juice so the wine has a well structured body to it. Drink with charcuterie and continental cheeses like Compte.

Available with an RRP of £14.55 from Luvians Bottleshop, Ann et Vin, Eynsham Cellars, Warren Wines and Amp Fine Wines

Also worth tasting…

Errazuriz Estate Series Pinot Grigio 2015

This is Errazuriz’s take on this world famous Italian variety; intense, whistle-clean nose that marries the classic pear and apple-like fragrances with elegant hints of floral and citrus fruit. It pairs perfectly with fish, grilled white meats and salads.

Available with an RRP of £10.30 fromAmazon, Ann et Vin, The Bottleneck and Islington Wine

Jean-Luc Colombo Collines de Laure Blanc 2015

This fusion of Rolle, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat produces a fresh and rounded wine with hints of fennel, white peach and pear. Serve with grilled white meats for a star pairing.

Available with an RRP £13.85 from Harrods, Campbell Moore, Evington’s, Islington Wine and Planet of the Grapes