SAVE £27 on six great wines from around the world
Great news for wine loving Silversurfers. Laithwaite’s Wine have put together an exclusive 6-bottle case just for you – specially priced at just £6.99 a bottle and including two FREE Dartington tasting glasses (normally £20).
The case opens with Barón de Barbón Oak-Aged Rioja, a classic red from Old Spain. It’s crafted by Javier Murúa, who learned the art of winemaking from his father Julián. Dad still runs the business and oversees grape growing. Their skills and experience come the fore in this very super-smooth Rioja, which has the perfect balance of ripe red fruit flavours and vanilla oak richness.
Next there’s Kelly Country Shiraz, a smoky, gently oaked Aussie classic named after the legendary 19 th century outlaw. Some of the grapes that go into this superb red are grown in premium vineyards near Glenrowan in Victoria, scene of Kelly’s last stand, as well as top vineyard spots across south east Australia. The wine is aged in American barrels, which adds creamy richness to this classic, spicy Oz Shiraz.
Malbec has been one of the red wine success stories of the last 15 years. Of course, the Malbec revolution has been led by Argentina and Project Malbec comes from one of the country’s leading producers. Rather than being a big heavyweight, this new release is a juicy, really easy-going expression of Argentina’s most famous red style. It’s fantastic with a succulent char-grilled sirloin steak but is also perfect to enjoy on its own.
Now for your impressive whites. When the Seifried family planted vines in Nelson on New Zealand’s South Island more than 30 years ago, they became the area’s very first grape growers. Their bold move made perfect sense as the region enjoys 2,400 hours of sunshine every year (more than neighbouring Marlborough) and today makes a gloriously ripe, tropical fruit-packed Sauvignon Blanc. The Seifrieds’ Nelson Bay is an absolute classic of the style.
Chile makes great Sauvignon too and you’ll love the fresh, lemon and lime flavours of Wolf Point. It’s made by multi award-winning Victor Baeza. He’s worked at some of the greatest estates in the world but reckons he’s found vineyard paradise here in the foothills of the Andes. Enjoy this wine nice and cold, alongside your favourite seafood dishes.
Finally, there’s The Huguenot, a breezy South African Chenin Blanc loaded with mouth- watering citrus flavours. When the Huguenots arrived in The Cape from France centuries ago, they brought vines with them – and this cracker bears more than a resemblance to Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley. Sorbet fresh and elegant just like great French Chenin, but with more ripeness and fruit flavour. Enjoy with seared scallops or something a little
spicy like a Thai green curry. Delicious.