The Edinburgh Wine Club 

 Tasting Notes, July 7, 2022

Wines for summer drinking – from your handy local supermarket - mainly

Wine/Producer Grape ABV Location Supplier Price Comments Rank 1-3 Best value Best white
1 Rose Vinho Verde 2021
Mimo Moutinho
40% Vinhão
40% Espadeiro
20% Padeiro
11% Portugal - Lisbon Aldi £5.99 Rose nose, berries and strawberries. A hint of a tingle and   quite full on the palate with a bit of sweetness.
2 Le Bijou Rose de Sophie
Valrose 2021
Greco di Tufo Cinsault Syrah 12.5% France - Languedoc IGP   Coteaux de Beziers Waitrose £9.99 Not much nose, maybe a bit farmyard and strawberries. Cleaner   and sharper than 1. Faded a bit in the mouth.
3 La Vielle Ferme Famille
Perrin 2021
Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah 12.5% France Rhone Valley Co-op, Waitrose, Tesco £7.50 to £8.99 Metallic nose, soapy and something of the laundry basket. Hint   of lime on palate and lots of fresh fruit acidity.
4 Chateau l’Ermitage Gris
Marin Gris de Gris IGP
Rosé Sable de Camargue 2020
Grenache Gris 12.5% France - Camargue Vino/ Woodwinters £10.90 / £9.50 Pear drops on nose. Lovely saltiness and oiliness that fills   the mouth. Goes well with the prawns. Best rose Equal 3rd in 1-3 ranking
5 Ribolla Gialla 2021
Domus Vini Giacomo Vedovato
100% Ribolla Gialla 12% Italy Friuli Venezia Giulia M&S ‘Found’ £7.00 Fresh and fragrant wine with mint and herbiness. More fresh   laundry than laundry basket. Best white Equal 3rd in 1-3 ranking
6 Furmint
Chateau Dereszla
100% Furmint 11% Hungary Tokaj M&S ‘Found’ £8.00 Pale with lemon and pear nose. Pineapple on the tongue and a wee bit honey. Maybe lacks complexity.
7 Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Riesling Dry
Schloss Marienlay 2019
100% Riesling 11.5% Germany Mosel, Ruwer Co-op £12.00 Diesel nose and pear drops. Melon on the palate. Intense with strong acidity. Good with food and lovely with the dill and trout. 2nd
1 to 3 ranking
8 Macon-Aze Chardonnay Louis
Jadot 2020
100% Chardonnay 13% France Beaune Waitrose £13.99 Green apple nose. Buttery and sumptuous with good acidity as well
9 Marlborough Pinot Noir
Freeman’s Bay 2020
100% Pinot Noir 13% New Zealand Marlborough Aldi £7.99 Mint and raspberry and a hint of cabbage. Cherries and full of fruit. But a bit bland for some. Favourite (1st - 1 to 3   ranking)
10 Zweigelt 2021 100% Zweigelt 13% Austria Lower Austria M&S ‘Found’ £8.50 Redcurrants on nose, liquorice and cabbage. Very fruity with herby notes. Good acidity and smooth
11 Xinomavro & Mandilaria
Apostolos Thymiopolous 2020
70% Xinomavro
30% Mandilaria
13.5% Greece Naoussa and Santorini M&S ‘Found’ £9.50 Smokey nose with violets. Flinty with bold tannins yet summer light