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DRINK OF THE WEEK
18th October 2021
Villiera Sauvignon Blanc
Marks and Spencer £8.00
Drinker Rating 89
Sauvignon blanc is still charging forward as the white grape of choice for wine drinkers looking for something with a bit of extra character. It's an aromatic variety which, depending on how it ripens can produce quite subtle grassy aromas right through to full on asparagus and elderflower character.
The sauvignon blancs from France tend to be toward the more neutral in style and those from New Zealand are at the other extreme, all flowery and blousey - whereas those from Chile and South Africa often come somewhere in between.
This wine is from Stellenbosch in South Africa and has a lovely fresh aromatic, all peach and white blossom, it's zippy and refereshing on the palate, green lime peel and apple.
A fab, well made, well balanced number at under a tenner!
See my Lidl autumn up to a tenner recommendations here
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