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Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc

Retailer: CO-OP (Wine of the month) Price: £3.99 Closure: Screw Top ABV: 11% Suitable for vegans A classic Sauvignon Blanc with the flavour of ripe gooseberries and green apples on the nose followed by a clean crisp acidity and a refreshing finish on the palate. I drank it well chilled with friends over lunch (toasted ciabatta with melted goats’ cheese) and it stood up really well to these strong flavours. It is also suggested that it should be served with a Thai Green Curry.
Posted 26th February 2010        
     

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Retailer: CO-OP (Wine of the month)
Price: £3.99
Closure: Screw Top
ABV: 11%
Suitable for vegans

A classic Sauvignon Blanc with the flavour of ripe gooseberries and green apples on the nose followed by a clean crisp acidity and a refreshing finish on the palate.

I drank it well chilled with friends over lunch (toasted ciabatta with melted goats’ cheese) and it stood up really well to these strong flavours. It is also suggested that it should be served with a Thai Green Curry.

Oxford Landing is a well known wine company and their wines are all always of an excellent quality. The bottle with the gooseberry green screw top and silver highlights is always a welcome sight on any shelf. When pouring the pale straw colour makes you think of spring and all the new shoots of flowers and grass appearing.

An Oxford Landing Fact (from their website)
We cool ferment so as not to lose these flavours that have been captured in the vineyard. Cool fermentation takes place in steel tanks, where the wine is kept in controlled temperatures and undergoes a slow, even fermentation. This ensures a certain freshness to the wine and enhances delicate flavours.

I am sure I once read that this wine is named after a local site that was a sheep drovers’ riverside resting place.

Stock up on this one, good price and also makes a satisfying aperitif.
I give it 9/10!

     

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Julie & Neil Swift
We are both 51 years of age and have just had our first grandchild Zak. We live in the beautiful Peak District. Julie is the main wine taster as she was the daughter of a publican, learning to appreciate good wines from an early age. Neil has worked in the same place as a Lab Technician for the past 35 years, he was a football referee but now spends his Saturdays assessing referees. We are a very sociable couple who enjoy hosting and going to parties (most weekends!). My how time and taste buds have moved on from the Liebfraumilch days, although we believe it is making a comeback. Julie has collected menus and recipes from the 1970’s to the present day, the price of a bottle of Italian Pinot Grigio was £3.40 in 1978 in Topo Gigios restaurant in London.