Natalie MacLean - delicious wine picks and pairings


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E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2018, Côtes du Rhône, Rhône A.C., France: A medium-bodied Côtes du Rhône white wine blend from Château d'Ampus of 65% Viognier, 15% Roussanne, 10% Marsanne and 10% Bourboulenc from a terrific vintage. Fragrant on the nose with summer florals, ginger spice and soft orange flavours fresh and creamy on the palate. Drink: 2020-2023. 290296 13.50% XD 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 90/100. April 15, 2020 Best Value White Wine. Splendid Salad Wine Full Review
Château Bellevue La Forêt Rosé 2019, Fronton, Southwest A.P., France: Fragrant and juicy with strawberries, black raspberry, red currant and citrus spice flavours, mouth-watering and harmonious on the palate. Produced mostly from the Negrette wine grape which first appeared in the Southwest in the 12th century and is believed to have originated in Greece. Chill and pair with barbequed ribs. Drink: 2020-2022. 219840 12% XD 750 mL  $14.95 Score: 92/100. June 5, 2020 Best Value Rosé Wine. Voluptuous Veal Wine Full Review
Castaño Hécula Monastrell 2017, Yecla D.O., Spain: Drink: 2019-2021. 718999 14% XD 750 mL  $14.95. June 26, 2020 Harmonious Hard Cheese Wine Full Review

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