Together with local wine expert Helen McGinn, author of The Knackered Mother’s Wine Club book and award-winning blog, we’ve put together this one-off special case of seafood-friendly wines ready for this year’s Lymington Seafood Festival.
Normally the case would cost £65.94 but with this special offer it’s all yours for just £54.99 with free local delivery, a saving of £10.95!
Here’s what’s in the case, with Helen’s tasting notes:
Domaine du Moulin Camus Folle Blanche, Gros Plant Du Pays Nantais 2018 – £10.99
“The label might be loud but the wine inside is quietly brilliant. Not unlike Muscadet, it’s aged on its lees giving a touch of texture to the light, crisp grapefruit flavours. A shoo-in for shellfish.”
Jean-Luc Colombo ‘Les Girelles’ Picpoul de Pinet 2018 – £9.99
“Meaning ‘lipstinger’, the Picpoul grape is famous for its lip-smackingly crisp qualities. This one’s a real cracker with a touch of salinity reminding you that the vineyards are a stone’s throw from the sea. Just add oysters.”
Domaine du Moulin Camus Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie 2018 – £10.99
“This one’s a real peach – white peach, tobe precise,along with a touch of citrus and pear. And being aged ‘sur lie’ or on its lees, it adds a gentle weight and texture to the wine. Can take on meatier seafood.”
Le Ballon Sauvignon Blanc Pays D’Oc 2017 – £9.99
“With its reassuring Sauvignon DNA you get a hit of crsip citrus but with a lightness of touch. Properly refreshing organic white to sip on with crab on toast.”
Philippe Guérin ‘Abstraction #3’ Chardonnay VDF 2018 – £10.99
” Its Chardonnay but not as you might know it. This is gloriously oak-free and full soft stone fruit flavours. Dangerously drinkable, esspecially wiith plate of seafood pasta.”
Domaine Gueguen Côte Salines Chardonnay Bourgogne 2017 – £12.99
“From vineyards just outside the Chablis region, this has that same steely, pure citrus character but at a far more sensible price. Calls for lobster at the very least.”