What to Drink This Weekend: Good Pair Days Share Top Wine PicksBy Claudine Levy
Introducing Good Pair Days – the new wine-pairing service designed to be totally personalised to your palate. Good Pair Days’ extensive wine selection has been sourced by leading sommeliers in the UK and abroad, utilising local contacts and those from overseas.
Good Pair Days Chief Wine Officer, Banjo Harris Plan has provided suggestions of delightfully summery wines, just right for a crisp and sunny afternoon. Happy sipping:
The Lowdown: Now this is a real crowd-pleaser. The La Vie en Rose Rosé 2020 is a quite beautifully packaged pink that we reckon could rub shoulders with the famous (and pricey) rosés of Provence — insane value! Made from delicious Cinsault grapes, this wine has plenty of citrus quality — in particular, a pithy grapefruit vibe with oodles of freshness. This wine screams summertime! And we can all agree that a slurp-able slice of summer is exactly what we need this time of year.
The Lowdown: Stay ahead of the trend. Portuguese white wines are coming in hot and beginning to take over the scene like never before, and the incredible Casa Santos Lima ‘Flic Branco’ Fernão Pires 2020 is here to show us exactly why they’re in such high demand. We adore this sort of wine. It’s a little more restrained with the alcohol level (9.5%), complete with a touch of refreshing spritz! The nose is enticing, with candied lime peel and a peachy character, in the mouth, this is as easy as you like, with more sweet limey-ness and a fabulous purity.
The Lowdown: Light, bright and totally fun. Since it became a legal thing, we just can’t get enough of pink Prosecco, and we have added one more to the ranks from the talented team over at Cielo e Terra in Veneto. Introducing the ‘Casa Defra’ Prosecco Rosé NV. This is an attractive pink Prosecco of serious value. Expect sweet strawberry fruit supported by a lovely stemmy, almost green character which carries over to the palate making for a sparkler with plenty of tension and a beautiful fruit profile. It’s going to be a real hit at any dinner party or lunch date.