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WINE OF THE WEEK: Haut les Mains 2017, Pays d'Oc, Languedoc, France

£6.49, Waitrose and

White Pays d'Oc wine

An aromatic dry white from the south of France with the freshness and lusciousness of a perfectly ripe, juicy peach. The components, in descending order, are Viognier, Chardonnay, Vermentino, Mauzac, Muscat and Roussanne, which sounds like a kitchen-sink blend but the wine is far too seamless to be a chance creation or an assembly of leftovers (random and leftovers aren’t producer Benoit Valérie Calvet’s style anyway). It’s unoaked and makes a perfect aperitif but has the volume (13%) to go with dishes such as melon and prosciutto, shellfish (e.g. crab cakes), herby, lemony chicken, savoury flans and even lightly curried, creamy sauces, and it has a screw cap, so it's a perfect picnic companion too. Great value.

Haut les Mains 2017, Pays d'Oc, France

£6.49, Waitrose (67 branches) and

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