We had friends over for a Sunday roast today, so started with a Crémant de Limoux from Waitrose to go with smoked salmon blinis; this particular Crémant is one we keep going back to. For the price, this ticks all the sparkling boxes- fresh, with pleasant apple and pear fruit, but also lovely biscuit-y note and a pleasant lively finish.
For the beef roast, we opened a 2014 ‘Cop de Ma’ Priorat (apparently this means ‘lend a hand’ in Catalan):
First time we tried this wine, and what a fabulous find! I came across it in Decanter article – and so happy that I did. It’s a blend of Garnacha, Cariñena and Syrah, and it’s dark, brooding and sensuous… smooth, despite very present tannins, as well as spicy and smoky. A definite re-buy. Our friends (who usually drink Rioja) absolutely loved it!
Finished the meal with a Tesco’s Finest 2015 Sauternes to go with home-made cheesecake, which actually worked better than I thought. If there’s one thing I learnt this evening it is - don’t start talking about politics when you’re all feeling comfortable and sated… ah well!