Olly Smith —
Wines of the Week
Mine’s by Royal appointment – 27 May 2012—
Wine of the Week
Taste the Difference Verdicchio Classico (Sainsbury’s, £6.99) Fantastic tangerine and lemony zing with a pleasing twang once you’ve sipped it.
Ridgeview Knightsbridge 2009 Blanc de Noirs (bbr.com, £26.95) Powerful flavours of summery red fruits and in spite of its pale colour is cleverly made from only black grapes.
Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2007 (armit.co.uk, £24.95) Think of the sound a hi-hat makes in percussion and you’ve got that same bright, tingy resonance right here in a glass.
Nyetimber Rosé 2008 (sparklingenglishwine.com, £38.58) Magnificent English rosé that’s tangy, crisp and impeccably refreshing with intense, long-lasting flavours and a wealth of bubbles in every sip.
These recommendations also appear in Olly’s column in Live, The Mail on Sunday.
All prices, stockists and availability correct at time of going to press.