Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Easter wines

Whether you are a traditionalist and plump for lamb over the Easter break or are more edgy and prefer something less conventional on the menu, here are some corkers for you to enjoy. 

Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, £58, Berry Bros, Berry Bros. & Rudd (bbr.com)
You will be hard-pushed to trump Billecart-Salmon champagnes for quality and elegance. Powerful and complex, this beautifully constructed chardonnay cuvĂ©e  oozes lemony tangs with a trace of green apples. A glass of this delicious bubbly will make your Easter extra special. 

Berry Bros. & Rudd Margaux, 2011, Ch. Brane-Cantenac, £19.95, bbr.com
A well–structured subtle wine brimming with lots of gorgeous red fruit and the right amount of oak. Silky-smooth on the palate, it is incredibly seductive.

Beronia Rioja Crianza, £10.99, Waitrose
Emanating from a bodega owned by the old sherry house Gonzalez Byass comes this delicious red. It has been aged in French and American oak barrels which gives the luscious red berry flavours a spicy kick.

Rioja Blanco, 2010 Finca Allende, £19.95, bbr.com
The Rioja region may be more renowned for its reds, but it does produce some superb white wines and this one is a good example. Pineapple mango and kiwi fruit with a smattering of anise assault your taste buds. A bold and flavoursome tipple that will impress.

By Daralyn Danns