Tasting table

15 June, 2007

Two rosés and an Alsace white ease us into summer

Caves de Turckheim

Marnes & Calcaires Riesling 2002

Supplier: Boutinot

One in a range of terroir-driven wines by this Alsace co-operative, this from vines grown in marl and limestone. The nose packs a punch of petrol, apple and lemon, and the flavours develop further on the palate, yet the overall impression is of freshness and delicacy. Intriguing and simply stunning. RE

Corse Calvi Clos Culombu 2006

Supplier: The Wine Society

A sipper from Corsica with abundant strawberries and a hint of herbaceousness on the nose. Dry, elegant and refreshing. Makes a good partner with seafood risotto, chicken and other light summer food. RE

Griffith Park NV

Supplier: Vickery Wines

This salmon-coloured Aussie sparkler offers cranberry and redcurrants on the nose, with some volatile acidity and taste of fresh summer strawberries. It has a pleasing finish with lingering berry flavours, and at £6.49 you're certainly on to a winner. LC




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