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Fine Summer Wines

As we enter the month of July, the supposed summer, I think it is time to reflect on some fine summer wines.

Why not try an Albarino? A very nice choice of white wine for hazy warm evenings. Being such a versatile grape variety, a well-crafted Albarino goes as well with food as it does with long conversations on the veranda with your friends.

I have set my sights on Palaicio de Fefiandes Winery who have an Albarino from 2010. Fermented in stainless steel vats to preserve the light crispness and not letting any oak disturb the gentle complexity of the wine.

On the nose you find a bright citrus and lemongrass note that promises a wine bursting with lively mineral tones. The palate invites you to feel fresh peach, orange zest and even a hint of mango. The aftertaste is mellow and long lived in an almost sensual way.

Why not try some fish to complement this wonderfully crafted wine? Perhaps a mackerel, barbequed for that caramelised feeling; or try bass or salmon with a side of fresh salad full of nutritious feta cheese, olives, spring onion and the odd strawberry. 

Although this wine is not readily available, you can search the internet and strike it lucky.

Find out more about wine at Rockliffe Hall here, or email the team on