Spar is a great shop to pop into and buy a few bits when you run short. Judging by the wines that we have been trying out from Spar’s new wine collection, it’s worth making a special trip out to try them out. In fact, the SPAR wine range covers a large number of top quality wines chosen and designed by leading industry experts, from delicious reds to crisp whites, including some excellent award-winning wines at great prices.
When the weather was a little warmer we tried out Les Deux Roches – Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie. We tend to drink white wine mainly in the summer, but all year round when we fancy something a bit more refreshing than red. This is a French wine from the Loire Valley. As you might expect it’s fresh and crisp. This would be lovely with a seafood dish and it’s priced at £7. We really enjoyed this wine and found there was enough depth of flavour to make it a satisfying drink.
Next up with tried the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Now this is a type of wine that we often drink at home. It’s usually inexpensive and a good drink, but it tends to be a little rustic. This one was very smooth indeed, maybe too smooth even if that’s possible. We weren’t quite sure what to make of it, but it certainly slipped down very easily while we talked about it. It’s a great price at £5.50 and it would be good with almost any Italian food.
Now we don’t often drink rosé and we probably wouldn’t normally buy a bottle, but we were pleasantly surprised by the Rosé d’Anjou, so we might need to think again. Again this is another French wine from the Loire Valley and it’s priced at £8. This did seem to taste of summer with some strawberry, fruity flavours. I think this wine would be fab with a salad, but it would also work well with something a little spicy. I think overall the rosé was my favourite and that surprised me as I wouldn’t have guessed at that.