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07 July 2021

Three whites of the moment: M&S 'Found'

Moschofilero & Roditis 2020 (12% abv) - One of the newish M&S 'Found' range sourced from the Peloponnese, the southernmost part of mainland Greece, and produced by Semeli Winery from these two indigenous varieties (80% Moschofilero in fact) grown in two different high-altitude vineyard areas. Very aromatic with citrus and grapey Muscat-like notes, zesty yeast-lees tones too, concentrated zingy palate with lingering aromatic fruit on its crisp elegant finish. Highly recommended dry white: try with smoked salmon or haddock, prawn curry, asparagus or goats' cheese. £8.50
Seméli Estate winery from peloponnesewineroads.com

Ribolla Gialla 2020 (12% abv) - Another characterful local variety, this time coming from the Fruili Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy (they grow this grape across the border in Slovenia too, known as Rebula), made by winemaker Giacomo Vedovato. Floral and quite intense, very crisp citrus bite with some nutty notes. £7

Fetească Regala 2020 (11.5% abv) from the Cramele Recas winery in Romania. This native Romanian grape variety means Royal Princess apparently: perhaps a little less exciting than the two above, this zingy aromatic dry white is nevertheless a good buy (£7), light refreshing and easy-going.

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