Knackered mother's wine club: This week Helen McGinn tries Loriato Trebbiano paired with fishcakesChapoutier Cotes Du Rhone Villages,
Knackered mother’s wine club: This week Helen McGinn tries Loriato Trebbiano paired with fishcakes
- Chapoutier Cotes Du Rhone Villages, £7 (normally £9), Tesco
- Loriato Trebbiano, £7.49, Waitrose
- Four Winemakers Malbec 2018, £6, Co-op
- Craft 3 Sparkling Brut NV, £12, M&S
Helen Mcginn For The Daily Mail
Helen McGinn (pictured) gave her verdict on Loriato Trebbiano paired with fishcakes
Bargain of the week
Chapoutier Cotes Du Rhone Villages, £7 (normally £9), Tesco
The family behind this has been making wine in the Rhone Valley for seven generations. This one’s a classic red blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Carignan grapes. Think red fruits and spice with a kick of generous alcohol at 14 pc. Perfect cold-weather red.
Loriato Trebbiano, £7.49, Waitrose
Simple but delicious, this brilliant northern Italian white is made from the Trebbiano grape. Crisp and fresh with lovely lemon flavours, there’s a dash of white peach, too. Perfect fridge-door white.
Food pairing: Fishcakes.
Four Winemakers Malbec 2018, £6, Co-op
Love this juicy bramble fruit-loaded red made by a team of four winemaking friends from Argentina from the country’s star Malbec grape. There’s plenty of flavour but it’s not too heavy or teeth-coatingly tannic. Incredible value.
Food pairing: Sausage casserole.
Craft 3 Sparkling Brut NV, £12, M&S
Made in South Australia from the three grapes behind most champagnes — Chardonnay, Pinot Noit and Pinot Meunier. It’s also made in the same way as champagne. Like drinking crushed lemon biscuits.
Food pairing: Cheese straws.
Homemade Cocktails by Helen McGinn (£10.99, Robinson) is available now.