WINE OF THE WEEK: Plaimont Les Vignes Retrouvées 2016, Saint Mont, France


£8.95, The Wine Society


Mouthwatering, juicy quince, apricot and citrus fruit, supple texture and zingy acidity – the latest vintage to be released of an old favourite from one of France’s least well-known appellations, Saint Mont in Gascony, southwest France. Here the admirable quality-focused Plaimont co-operative specialises in rediscovering and restoring production of old, indigenous grape varieties, both red and white – in this case white Gros Manseng, Petit Courbu and Arrufiac – and hence the wine's name Les Vignes Retrouvées, ‘recovered vines'.


It's dry and unoaked and, while it's a perfect aperitif, it's an adaptable food wine: good with fish and sea food, cheeses, including goats' cheese, tomato dishes, and vegetables such as roast red peppers and beetroot. You could also have it with well-flavoured, herby or lightly spicy chicken. Great value.13%.

Plaimont Saint Mont Les Vignes Retrouvées 2016, Saint-Mont, Gascony, France

£8.95, The Wine Society

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