WINE OF THE WEEK: Tesco Finest Western Australia Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2019, Australia

£8, Tesco

Sunshine would be welcome with this racy dry white, but I'm happy to settle for lesser weather as long as I have the wine in my glass.


Western Australian Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends have a style of their own – energising, positive and aromatic with the incisive green fruit of the Sauvignon filled out by subtle, blossomy softness from the Semillon (24% here) and enhanced, in this case, by a mouthwatering smoky, flinty character, green apple, herb and elderflower notes. It's made for Tesco by the team at Howard Park, led by the brilliant Janice McDonald, and shows how it pays off for supermarkets to source their wines from really good producers.


It slips down very comfortably on its own as an aperitif, but seafood (prawns, crab, scallops), sautéed lemon sole, asparagus, peas or salads would be a bonus, just like sunshine. 12.7%


Tesco Finest Western Australia Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2019, Australia


£8, Tesco


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