This week’s Wine of the Week is the world’s most famous sweet white wine

Dulong Reserve Sauternes

Grape: 80% Sémilion, 15% Sauvignon, 5% Muscadelle

Region: Bordeaux

Price: £7.99 (50cl) (Intro Offer, will be £11.99)

About the region: While the majority of Bordeaux wine is red, several locations and appellations produce excellent dry and sweet white wine from Sémillon, Sauvignon blanc and Muscadelle grapes. Bordeaux’s Sauternes appellation is the world’s best-known sweet white wine producing region.

About the wine: This is an amazing Sauternes which is perfect for Christmas Week.

Notes: The nose is of a unique richness mixed with the subtle combination of citrus, fruits, spices, white flowers and honey.

Colour: A very appealing straw yellow.

Drink with: It’s the perfect partner to Christmas pud, and is to be cherished with the cheese but if you want to set a trend, try it with a really flavourful pâté, it’s really special.

Price: £7.99 (Intro Offer, will be £11.99)

So, that’s this week’s Wine of the Week. At £7.99 this is an amazing price for a half-bottle of the world’s most famous sweet white wine. Buy now before we sell out.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Julian

Wine Buyer

Introducing… Wine of the Week

As a wine buyer with over 30 years of experience, I know how difficult buying wine can be. With so many great wines out there choosing the right wine and trying something new can be hard.Julian

That’s why we are introducing Wine of the Week. It does exactly what it says on the bottle really. I’ll simply choose a bottle of wine I think you should know about – maybe it’s new, or exclusive to Ocado, or on sale at a really great price, or maybe it just goes perfectly with roast chicken – essentially it’s the bottle of wine I’d recommend to a friend.Wine Of The Week

I’ll share it here, and on Facebook and Twitter, and hopefully along the way we’ll discover a lot of nice new wine together. If there’s anything you’d like me to talk about please feel free to leave a comment below.

And now for this week’s Wine of the Week…Merlot

 Bioletti’s Block Merlot

Grape: Merlot

Region: California

Price: £5.99 (Half Price)

About the grape: the merlot grape has its spiritual home in Bordeaux where it is blended with the slighter fuller cabernet sauvignon to give the wine more roundness and softer fruitier flavours.

The Californian variety is warmer, bigger and richer – due to warmer weather – and has an appealing plummy blackberry fruit aroma, yummy soft rich red flavours, and a pleasant long lingering finish. The Californian merlot also has less tannin, a nice medium weight and is soft with a hint of spice, making it very different to South American and European merlot.

About the wine: A lovely example of Californian merlot.

Notes: Fruity enough; without hard edges; very drinkable when served at a cool room temperature.

Drink with: Pairs really well with medium to full-flavoured red meat and perfect with hearty stews. Great with roast chicken, especially with rich stuffings and other full-flavoured accompaniments.

Price: Half Price at £5.99 until November 4th (or while stocks last)

So, that’s my first Wine of the Week. If it sounds like your kind of wine and you give it a try make sure to let me know how you find it. You can post comments here or on Facebook, but the best way to share your opinion is to leave a review on the product page.

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Cheers!

Julian

Wine Buyer