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Wine Of The Day - 19th December 2007

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Today's wine tastes perfect with Éamonn's Christmas leftovers dish!

Name: Finest Barossa Old Vine Semillion

Price: RRP €12.99, reduced to €7.99 until the end of December
Available: Tesco stores nationwide

Tasting notes:
The Barossa's Mediterranean-like climate with hot dry summers is ideal for the full flavoured Semillon grape. Made by Thomas Jung for McGuigan Simeon, this wine benefits from six months' barrel-ageing to give added depth. This bronze medal winner has rich pineapple and apricot flavours with a refreshing zesty aftertaste.

Winemaking details:
This wine is made from selected hand-harvested grapes, that are gently crushed so that only pure fruit flavours are extracted. Combining modern cooler teperature vinification methods and more traditional oak-aging, Peter has produced a wine with fantastic intensity and flavour. Ideal with seafood, fish and white meats including pork, turkey and chicken.