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Raise A Glass For UK National White Wine Day

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There seems to be some contradiction whether UK National White Wine Day is 3 or 4 of August, but here at PretAirporter, we’re not going to split hairs. Especially if it involves an excuse for a glass of the good stuff; so we’ll be raising a glass of vino on the 3 August to celebrate.

A great way to celebrate the numerous varieties and styles of this fabulous drink, would be to try something other than your usual glass of pinot. So we’ve picked out some travel exclusive bottles to tempt your taste buds. You might even find a new favourite.

The Matua Lands & Legends Sauvignon Blanc is made from a blend of grapes, grown in Marlborough, Hawke’s Bay and Central Otago. A fine example of New Zealand wine, enjoy aromas of pineapple and sage, with subtle smoky nuances. The palate is fresh, citrusy and delicious.

Hardys may be a familiar brand, but this Premium Selection Chardonnay has great depth of flavour. Lemon zest and white peach flavours lead, complemented by gentle oak notes. The texture is creamy and satisfying, yet the finish is crisp and refreshing.

 

Another widely recognised name, Jacob’s Creek produces a fine aged example of South Australian wine, with their Reserve Chardonnay. This satisfying white has a rich mouthfeel, fresh fruity flavours with hints of butter and mild oak.

Hill No. 5 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by Mud House is another delicious and refreshing wine from New Zealand. Tropical fruit flavours lead, balanced by savoury green bean notes and refreshing citrus. Pale and interesting.

Also responsible for some of the best dessert wines, this 2012 Sauternes comes from Château Rieussec. The bouquet is delicate and floral, with notes of acacia and honeysuckle. It has complex citrus flavours, with that characteristic honey sweetness and a relatively long finish.

All of these wines are available exclusively from World Duty Free.

Zoë Pincombe
written by: Zoë Pincombe
Just out of university, Zoë comes from South West England. Enthusiastic about all things food and wine related, she enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures.