The grapes are hand-picked for assured quality here, and the result is a thoroughly rounded mouthful of classic dry white Bordeaux. Citrus zest, white flowers and wet stones are immediate on the nose, but these give way to ripe white orchard and stone fruit such as pear and peach on the palate. It stands up very nicely as a drink on its own but try it with a light salad, pasta or goat’s cheese.

Bordeaux Blanc Sec AC, Château Rioublanc. France