Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 627

36 1 DECEMBER 2022 Food&Drink S CAN T HI S CODE TO S HOP T HE WI NE S OFFER O er ends 1 January 2023 unless stated. Prices correct at time of going to print. Selected stores. Subject to availability. Cap Classique is the South African denomination for traditional method sparkling wine with a 12-month ageing requirement. Crafted from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes grown in the Western Cape’s cooler regions, it has hints of lemon cream and almond biscuits on the nose, layers of citrus on the palate and a fresh nish. Perfect with panko-crusted prawns and lemon-garlic aïoli, or oysters. FINE WINES FOR £10 Boschendal Brut NV £10/75cl (usually £16.99) BrogliaGavi di Gavi DOCG £10/75c (usually £15.99) VillaMaria Reserve SauvignonBlanc £10/75cl (usually £14.99) Mirabeau Pure Provence Rosé £10/75cl (usually £15.99, o er ends 14 December) This week, we started one of my favourite wine promotions, where our buying team choose fine wines to o er at just £10 each. They’re available now and are usually priced at between £14.99 and £16.99. All come fromwell-respected winemakers who don’t usually give this sort of discount – so this is your opportunity to try something a bit special, or perhaps audition wines for Christmas and NewYear. PIERPAOLO PETRASSI Partner & Master of Wine From the Broglia family estate, one of the top producers in Gavi, this Italian wine combines citrussy lime avours with the texture of fresh white peach that you expect from a good Gavi. In addition, it has a wonderful minerality, hints of almond and a gorgeous, persistent nish which take it to another level. Gavi does not get much better than this. Villa Maria is New Zealand’s largest privately owned winery, and its most awarded producer. The sunny, warm and sheltered Southern Clays vineyard produces intense fruit with powerful aromas of fresh herbs, intermingled with tropical fruits. The palate is rich and weighty with avours of peach and mango, nishing with a zest acidity. Great with goat’s cheese or asparagus. Pure is a wonderful premium cuvée from innovative producer Mirabeau, set up by Stephen Cronk and his family. It has purity and delicacy, with fresh berry fruit and blossom aromas. On the palate there’s softness alongside enticing raspberry and fresh cherry avours, with a hint of Provençal herbs. A perfect apéritif. This is a great chance to treat yourself – and others – to some excellent wines, says our expert Wine list PIERPAOLO’S RECOMMENDATIONS For an even wider choice of wines and spirits than you’ll nd in store, order from waitrosecellar.com. You can buy single bottles, compile your own case of wine or choose from cases put together by our experts, including monthly o ers. Collect your order from your local Waitrose store, have it delivered to you, or simply scan this QR code to shop the wines Pierpaolo recommends each week.