Much as I love chocolate at Easter I’m more about the wines on the table, tbh. And this year it looks like we’ll be able to finally get together in the garden with people other than the ones we live with! To celebrate I’ve got a case of wine to give away so that your wine rack’s properly stocked up. The wines all come from Plaimont, a fantastic producer in South West France. (I used to buy lots of wine from them back when I was a wine buyer for a big supermarket and to this day they make some of France’s best hidden gems, pioneering little known grape varieties only found in this region). The case includes two brilliant whites, three fabulous reds and a gorgeous sweet wine all shown above and more details can be found in this week’s wine reviews. To enter, simply leave a comment on the blog and a winner will be picked at random next week. Good luck!
T&Cs: UK residents only, must be over 18years old to enter. Competition closes on 28th March at 11.59pm. The winner will be notified by email and the prize will be sent to the winner after that date.
This post is sponsored by Plaimont. Visit Plaimont.com for more details.
Current white in the fridge: Tesco Finest Saint Mont
Price: £6.50 - Buy From Tesco
This is made from a cocktail of local grapes including Gros Manseng, Petit Courbu, Petit Manseng and Arrufiac and it’s one of those whites that instantly adds a spring to your step. So fresh and perky with white peach and citrus fruits, all it needs is a plate of smoked salmon and you’re set.
Current white in the fridge: Côtes De Gascogne Colombard Sauvignon Blanc
Price: £8.00 - Buy From Sainsbury's
Perfectly perky white made from a blend of Colombard with the aromatic Sauvignon Blanc grape. And they work brilliantly together, the Sauvignon adding a real citrus lift. Works with or without food but to get the best out of it add salty snacks at the very least.
Current red in the rack: Moonseng Merlot + Manseng Noir
Price: £7.95 - Buy From The Wine Society
One of Plaimont’s many strong points is rescuing little-known grape varieties from obscurity and this particular blend includes the Manseng Noir grape. It brings lots of juicy plum and raspberry fruit to the Merlot-based party. Refreshingly different.
Current red in the rack: Reserve des Tuguets Madiran
Price: £7.00 - Buy From Tesco
Brilliantly earthy red made from Tannat, the star grape of the Madiran region in South West France. There’s both Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in there too, so lots going on – black cherry, a touch of coffee and a kick of spice. Absolutely made to go with slow roast lamb.