Sauvignon Blanc Stars
Sauvignon Blanc Day arrives on 6 May. While some groan that Sauvignon fatigue is swamping the wine world, I adore this jewel of classy French Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé, whose tropical exuberance also entertains us with New Zealand’s Marlborough style. Bottles from Chile and South Africa deliver a balance between exotic zing and elegant refreshment ‒ and prices are friendlier than you might expect.
South Point Sauvignon Blanc 2021 (12.5%), £6.50, Tesco. All the magical flair of a chalky wand conjuring a lime grove – superb value for money.
E Block Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020 (13%), £12, M&S. With full-throttle tropical zing, this is lush, brilliant and a total crowd-pleaser.
The Best Pouilly- Fumé 2020 (13%), £13, Morrisons. Award-winning splendour like this on the high street is almost too good to believe.