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5 award-winning wines to add to your menu this Spring

As the weather begins to get warmer and we look forward to alfresco dining, we’ve rounded up 5 of our 2020 award-winning wines that are perfect for Spring.

These food-friendly wines cover all occasions and have been chosen by top sommeliers across the UK.



Sparkling

Soligo, Prosecco Treviso, Extra Dry 2019, Veneto, Italy 

'This has a fruit-driven nose, with good acidity to balance the slightly sweeter palate, all leading to a good, lingering aftertaste that keeps the flavours coming.' Filippo Pastorini, consultant. 'The fruit and character here are clean and pure, with pear and white peach aromas, and a good grapey character to the fruit too.' Charlie Young, team leader.

£8.60 Eurowines

 


White

Domaine Paul Nicolle, Les Fourneaux, Chablis 1er Cru 2017, Burgundy, France 

'This is well-made and integrated, with citrus at the start, then cream and a light hazelnut note on the palate, all carried by acidity, and leaving a light, flinty finish.' Tim Handley, Royal Automobile Club. 'An elegant nose with some delicate citrus and minerality, and notes of bergamot and lemongrass. A dry palate and great creamy texture, and a refreshing finish.' Lionel Periner, team leader.

£20.12 Bibendum

 


Red (our Lamb Food Match winner)

Domaine de la Janasse, Terre de Bussière, Principauté d'Orange 2017, Rhône, France

'A massive cherry bomb with lots of candied red berries, as well as some peppery notes.' Alonso Abed, Trivet. 'This is packed full of ripe fruit, with a hit of spices like cloves and black pepper.' Sarah McKenzie, Nut Tree Inn. 'Juicy, ripe, jammy black fruits together with some nice spice and a mineral finish. This is a very good value by-the-glass option.' Laura Rhys MS, team leader. ‘This wine is packed with ripe fruit as well as spices like cloves and black pepper. It complements the juicy lamb perfectly,’ observed Immacolata Cannavo.

 £10.67 Enotria&Coe

 


Orange

Luis Felipe Edwards, Macerao, Orange Moscatel 2019, Itata Valley, Chile

'Interstellar... this is fruity and vibrant, with some peach on the nose, and a lingering aftertaste.' Antóin UáRuairc, UK Midland Sommelier. 'This is big and fragrant, with bags of fruit and character, and just a subtle grip.' Dave Cushley, Prestonfield House. 'Rose petals and dragon fruit aromas with a touch of sweet spice, leading to a fresh and clean palate with plenty of acidity and texture.' Charlie Young, team leader.

£7.38 Matthew Clark

 


Rosé

Domaine de la Rouvière, Côtes de Provence Rosé 2019, Provence , France

'Zippy, fresh and delicate. On the nose it's floral and summery, and there are lovely light notes of strawberries on the palate.' Sam Winterbottom, The Albert Square Chop House. 'A very pleasant rosé, with crisp acidity and notes of sweet raspberries. A great aperitif.' Lucie Hammerschmiedova, Portland Restaurant. 'With ripe fruit and zesty acidity, this is an approachable crowd pleaser.' Laura Rhys MS, team leader.

£7.95 Famille Helfrich

 


Found something that tickled your fancy? Or want to see more award-winning wines? You can explore all of the Sommelier Wine Awards winning wines 
here.