Peter Mitchell the Master of Wine at Jeroboams wine talks us through which are the best wines to enjoy this April
The Value one
2014 Soave Classico ‘Runcaris’, Fattori Giovanni £9.95
If your memories of Soave consist of dreary, watery wine, sold cheap in a supermarket, then prepare to be enlightened. Hand crafted at a specialist family owned estate and made with the minimum of intervention, this wine sings with a choir of floral orchard fruit, and boasts a creamy texture and a crisp finish. A classic with risotto.
The Posh One
2011 Roero Riserva, Cascina Val del Prete, Piedmont £27.95
This comes from a small biodynamic family estate in the very pretty region of Roero, across the valley from its more famous (and pricier) cousin, Barolo. Made from the same grape as Barolo, Nebbiolo, and using the same techniques, this reserve wine is like essence of autumn, with smoky dark fruits, hints of truffle and a whiff of smoke. Poised yet powerful, it is a wine for those in the know.
The White One
2013 Saint Véran, Château de Fuissé £17.95
A top notch white burgundy from Pouilly-Fuissé’s leading producer, this is a multi-dimensional wine, with a peachy, faintly chalky aroma, a crisp yet rich taste and a buttery citrus finish. The wines of Château de Fuissé have graced the finest cellars for over 150 years and they never fail to please.
Jeroboams is London’s local wine merchant with shops in Notting Hill, Holland Park, Victoria, Belgravia, Knightsbridge & Hampstead