It’s always slightly depressing to go anywhere outside of Canada and realize the incredibly restricted wine options available on our domestic market. This is even more apparent when one arrives in England, arguably the centre of the wine universe.
Every time I arrive in St Albans, my sister and I pretty much run to the closest wine store to stock up her fridge. This time we visited Cellar Door Wines, tasted a fresh and full Romanian Pinot Grigio and bought 6 other bottles, all great deals from different wine regions, only one above 20 GBP.
One of them was this Spanish Verdejo from Rueda. A shade of pale lemon with light legs, this wine has aromas of nettles, elderflower, sharp lemon, tangerine and minerals.
We enjoyed this with Suzanne’s chicken korma and its very slight off dry palate married well with the light curry. It would be equally tasty with Thai food.
It’s got juicy acidity and a medium body with light alcohol. Flavours of peach, lemon, Seville orange and more stinging nettles with long field grass compliment a medium finish.
This wine is made at a cooperative of about 50 producers and punches well above its weight – only 9 GBP and full flavour for the money. WSET Good +; drink now.