Villa Maria ‘Private Bin’ Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (Marlborough, NZ)
with grilled plaice, boiled baby pots, steamed runner beans/peas
Bellingham ‘Homestead Series’ Pinotage 2017 (Stellenbosch, RSA)
with grilled chicken breasts, baby pots and homemade Lebanese style baked beans
Sunday - with friends over for dinner
Steenberg traditional method Brut sparkling Sauvignon Blanc NV (Western Cape, RSA)
Morwald ‘Malachit MIII’ 2015 (Wagram, Austria)
with roast beef, Yorkshires, roast pots and parsnip, steamed carrots, brussels sprouts and cauliflower
Les Jardiniers Muscat de St. Jean de Minervois NV (AoP, France)
with Bramley apple crumble and custard
The fizz shows that the world’s wine desire to emulate Champagne by using their three varieties is mistaken, excellent sparkling wine can be made from others, as this sauvignon Blanc demonstrates. However, the buying public didn’t agree, which is why M&S discounted this wine from £15 to £10 and I was charged just £5 at the till.
The Morwald Austrian wine is a blend of 60% Zweigelt and 20% each of Cab S and Merlot, bought at the winery from the irrepressible Erhard Morwald, owner and winemaker when we visited with Viking River Cruises. Morwald supplys Viking with its house red (Zweigelt) and white (Gruner Veltliner) wines.
This is Erhard Morwald with his ideal wine glass at his winery tasting:_