A little challenge was set for me – given £30 of vouchers which Morrison wines would I buy?
It being summer and all the choice would be light, refreshing, easy drinking reds, decent crisp whites and obviously a rosé or two. This selection is of untried wines; I’ve no idea if they are good value for money, good drinking or otherwise.
Having had problems in trying to access the wine list on the Morrison’s website (“Sorry the page you have requested does not seem to be available” – on ALL the wines pages??) I’m selecting these off a word document so pricing is a touch vague… but one soldiers on in the face of such adversity…
Firstly a red, something light that could be chilled? Possibly, with the Orsola Valpolicella (£3.98), but I’d rather sample a New Zealand Pinot Noir – so how about the Ara Pathway Pinot Noir? It comes in under a tenner…
No problems over here of being seen drinking a rosé. Slightly particular in which mind; it has to be dry for a start and while I’m not so fussy on where it comes from I been discovering some fine examples from Spain of late. So how about the Los Vividores Rosé with its “Vibrant colour, lots of lively aromas of tomato and asparagus” or the Penrosa Rosé from Castilla Leon “Strawberry pink wine with an aroma of ripe, soft, red & black fruit. Soft & full in the mouth”. Perhaps the £30 budget limit could accommodate both?
And a white… a Sauvignon Blanc beckons and while the both the Seifried (£8.99) and the Sacred Hill (£6.98) Sauvingons are mightily attractive and having already picked a wine from New Zealand it could mean the Spier Sauvignon from South Africa would be plonked into the virtual basket.
Another choice of white could be the slightly odd-ball Repertoire White “The Gros Manseng grape gives tangy, apricot & peach flavours with a gloriously refreshing citrussy finish” or the Rully Blanc “Gorgeous pineapple & tropical fruit aromas lead in to opulent buttery flavours with a lemony finish”. No producer mentioned though.
But after mulling and playing with the calculator the £30 is spent on the following:
- Ara Padthway Pinot Noir,New Zealand £9.99
- Los Vidores Rosé, Spain £5
- Seifried Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand £6.98
- Rully Blanc, France £8.99
Which comes in at a smidge over £30 but as Morrison’s also run an offer in which, when you buy four bottles you will get 10% off, the final bill comes in at £27.87.