Xenia Irwin is a Master of Wine and our dedicated Waitrose Cellar buyer. These are soe of her personal favourites from our entire range – thrilling finds from off the beaten track that will intrigue the adventerous.
Alc vol: 13.5% | Line no: 676046
Created in honour of Julia, the only daughter of winemaker José Zuccardi, Santa Julia is a prime example of a bright, friendly and modern wine from Mendoza. This Reserve is a medium-bodied red, with a very fruity nose of plum and cherries, and fine acidity balanced with soft tannins.
Alc vol: 13.5% | Line no: 890943
The grapes for this wine come from the Colchagua Valley, where ocean breezes, slow ripening and cool nights retain acidity, giving freshness to the wines. This is ruby red, with intensely aromatic strawberry and plum notes, plus jam and spice. French oak lends balance and hints of vanilla, toast and caramel.
Alc vol: 12.5% | Line no: 857070
Pinot Noir has a long tradition in the Pfalz region, where it is known as Spätburgunder. This has bright, juicy cherry fruit favours and is aged in barriques to give smoky depth and fne tannins. An excellent, approachable and charming wine from one of Dr Erni Loosen's estates
Alc vol: 13.5% | Line no: 821185
This wine has its origins in the cooler-climate coastal area of Limari, renowned
for creating exceptional Chardonnays. Wild-yeast fermentation and old barrique ageing allow the grapes to shine, creating a fresh wine with citrus aromas and
soft nutty nuances. This would be a fabulous partner to ceviche.
Alc vol: 13% | Line no: 776626
This is a real one-off, the only Gewurztraminer made in any volume in the Languedoc. It is a delightful, bone-dry version grown in the cool climate of Limoux. It displays rose petal and Turkish delight on the nose, with lychee on the palate. Great fun as an apéritif and super with mild Thai curries.
Alc vol: 14% | Line no: 604076
Expressive and foral, this has aromas of apple and passion fruit, and a keen-edged slaty minerality. Named after the wind-blown, fertile soil where the vines grow, it has a crisp, textured style with citrus freshness. An ideal partner to green salads and white fish, especially with creamy sauces.
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