2015 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley South Australia.
Seriously fresh, this wine is packed full of lemon and lime, offering a touch of sherbet fizz and a lemony length of minerality that leaves your palate watery for more. You can pick this guy up from Dan’s or Vintage Cellars starting from $15. Special enough for any dinner party and affordable enough for mid-week!
Food match: Salad’s with pork, goats cheese or chicken. In particular Vietnamese and Thai based flavours as the citrus will cut through any Asian based spices.
2014 Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley, France
This French Sauvignon Blanc is the best value white wine I have discovered to date. For $8 a bottle from Aldi, it’s an easy thing to have cold at the back of the fridge at all times. Fruit salad flavours are upfront in particular rock-melon and passion fruit, the finish is soft and gentle and doesn’t make the hairs on your arm stand up like some other lower price point Sauvignon Blanc’s do. This is because the French know how to refine and keep wine food friendly at all times! No matter the price-point.
Food Match: Great with a summer salad however the slight oiliness to this wine will stand up to creamy and richer style white meat dishes like pasta carbonara, salmon and tomato & olive braised white meat.