May 10, 2015
Fié Gris 2013, Xavier Frissant, Loire, France with: Courgette & 3 Cheese Man'ousheh
A zippy white from the Loire Valley proves that there is life after Sauvignon Blanc, with this subtle herb scented ancient relative of its more prevalent cousin. It has the bright acidity to cut through the richness of the cheeses, and enough thrust to cope with the vegetal twang of the courgettes.
Finca Vinoa 2013, Ribeiro, Spain with Wild red Carabinieros prawns
Intriguing blend of Treixadura, Godello, Albariño and Loureira from Galicia, North-West Spain, a hotbed of excellent seafood. It has weight and a creamy richness on the palate, a great foil for the intense ocean flavour oozing from these prawns, as well as the smoky char of the grill. Mineral, precise, cleansing — a wine utterly at home with seafood.