Grape Spy: Jean Smullen
The Dunnes Stores Autumn French Wine Sale is running until 11th October, in 70 stores nationwide. Look out for their 20pc off price on a great selection of wines.
2021 The Pale €16.00 (€12.80)
This super Rosé from Vin du Pays de Var is made by Sacha Lichine who started the pink revolution with his wine Whispering Angel. This is the “baby sister” of Whispering Angel, but because the grapes are grown outside the Provence region, the price is more competitive.
This dry pale pink Rosé similar in style to WA, it has all those lovely strawberry flavours and is a beautifully crisp and dry style, but half the price. Make sure you snap up this great offer, serve with seafood and salad.
2019 Domaine Marguerite Carillion AOP Bourgogne €22.50 (€18)
Red wine from Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) are made from Pinot Noir and are usually soft perfumed and pale in colour with complex flavours and low tannin. Intense and expressive, this wine has raspberry and chocolate flavours and enough acidity to keep I fresh.
For anyone who loves good value Bourgogne wines this is one to try. Why not serve it with crispy duck pancakes or a creamy fish risotto.
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