…by releasing a range of exceptional wines for the warmer weather
As the sun starts to peek out from behind the wintry clouds, and buds begin to bloom, it’s time to start thinking about wines to match the new season. From crisp whites to fruity reds and refreshing rosés, the Tesco team have put together a sumptuous selection of wines, perfect for sharing with friends or loved ones this spring.
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Peter Morrell, Editor comments “I’ve recently tasted this wine and it is very good. This is in part due to the history of the vineyard. It was established during 1998 and was the first location where grapes were planted in the now popular Leyda Valley. The vines benefit from the cooling breezes of the Pacific Ocean, 8 miles away. This maritime influence helps to produce very flavourful cool climate wines.
“The wine pours a ruby red colour with garnet flashes. On the nose there are strong aromas of cherry and strawberry, with hints of tobacco. As the wine moves to the palate the fruit remains and is joined by red stone fruit and black pepper flavours together with notes of vanilla. As the grapes have been grown in a cooler climate, the wine is medium bodied, with some fresh acidity, good minerality, and mild tannins. The finish is fruity and uplifting. As this wine will be consumed in warmer weather, I would consider chilling it.
“The Leyda Reserva Pinot Noir can be sipped on its own or paired with roast lamb, or pasta dishes”
This beautiful sparkling rosé from renowned producer Mirabeau is the perfect addition to your spring dinner table. It boasts fruity aromas of apricot, yellow peach and passionfruit, with a creamy and white fruit palate. Serve with grilled chicken or a creamy asparagus risotto.
This elegant and crisp prosecco, from the Valdobbiadene Hill in the heart of Prosecco, has flavours of ripe pear and white peach, and a zesty light finish. Serve with smoked salmon blinis or savoury cheeses.
This delicious Provençal rosé is the perfect pink bottle to treat yourself and your guests this spring. With notes of yellow peach, and citrus on the nose, and a long elegant finish, serve chilled alongside chicken Caesar salad or a light spring vegetable risotto.
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This Malbec Rosé from the Argentinian region of Mendoza is carefully blended with small amounts of Torrontes to make it dry yet soft with red fruit aromas and juicy flavours of white peach, red berry and lychee. The perfect addition to spring garden parties, serve chilled alongside grilled prawns or barbecued vegetables.
Made exclusively for Tesco by family-owned Felix Solis, this Spanish rosé is made from tempranillo and garnacha grapes and boasts flavours of juicy berries and aromas of strawberry and raspberry. Pair with grilled tuna or fruit tarts for the perfect spring treat.
Produced by the celebrated Villa Maria winery, this fresh New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough has aromas of citrus fruits, lime and grapefruit. On the palate, there are flavours of fresh herbs, lemongrass and passionfruit. This is the perfect wine for springtime sipping, ideal served alongside fresh and vibrant salads.
This crisp Riesling is made by renowned wine producer Howard Park, from grapes grown in the Great Southern Australian region. It boasts flavours of refreshing lime and citrus, subtle hints of white pepper and a zesty finish. A natural pairing for Asian food, serve alongside a vegetable stir fry or sweet and sour chicken.
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This Fairtrade South African white blend is perfect to share with friends. The two grapes combine beautifully to result in a dry but fruity wine with flavours of apple, pear and lime. Pair it with a chicken pasta bake or a seafood platter for a delicious spring meal.