By way of this week’s Sunday quickie, I lugged my laptop down to the Summertown Wine Cafe (one of the places I’ll especially miss, when I haul my skinny white ass out of Oxford, next month) — and snaffled me a glass of Three Choirs ‘Winchcombe Downs’.
And I liked it. A good acidic gobful, zesty and fresh as you like. Bish! It’s bracing, fresh, summery. Really awakens ye tastebuds with a zap. Like a shot from Commander Keen’s raygun.
It also gets kudos for being made from a mixture of grapes that includes both Phoenix and Madeleine Angevine. A few points in your grape varietals spotters’ guide for them, surely?
Getting through more than a glass of this without some form of snack/food would be a challenge — because of all that acid. So consider yourself warned.
Grapes Phoenix, Madeleine Angevine & Huxelrebe
Price £9.45 from Jascots; £10.95 from Summertown Wine Cafe (no online ordering)