August Collection: Handford Wines

For his August MoneyWeek Wine Club collection, Matthew has chosen six outstanding South African wines from Handford. "If you have yet to be fully convinced that South Africa has taken its place around the wine world’s top table, then this keenly priced sextet is guaranteed to get you over the line.", he says.

Matthew's latest wine reviews from Moneyweek magazine

Wine of the week: an epic Selvapiana with bravado and panache

2016 Chianti Rufina, Vigneto Erchi, Fattoria Selvapiana, Tuscany, Italy

A life-long Selvapiana fan, Matthew Jukes samples a tip off from a fellow wine scribe – and what a wine it turned out to be.

Electrify your palate with this Txakoli

2018 Flysch, Bodega Gorosti, Getariako Txakolina, Spain

2018 Flysch
If you have yet to experience the palate-electrifying flavour of a Txakoli then you haven’t lived, says Matthew Jukes.

A lively glass full of cricket-pitch cuttings

2018 London CRU

2018 London CRU
With a haunting perfume of elderflower and cricket-pitch cuttings, this scintillating Bacchus should be your go-to apero of the summer.

Two beauties from the Cape

2017 Thorne & Daughters

2017 Thorne & Daughters
These compelling yet delicate and savoury South African wines are fashioned from hearty raw materials.

This incredible elixir is simply the best

2016 Soul Growers El Mejor

2016 Soul Growers El Mejor
This deliciously carnal creature boasts incredible intensity and fabulous, ululating tannins.

A perfect sauvignon blanc

2017 Blanc Fume de Pouilly

2017 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly
The cosmic balance and inescapable magic of this sauvignon blanc made it a perfect 20/20 in my tasting notes, says Matthew Jukes.

A low-brow but delicious Beaujolais

2018 Beaujolais-Lantignié wine

2018 Beaujolais-Lantignié
I cannot think of a young Beaujolais I have enjoyed more than this, says Matthew Jukes.

A five-star pinot noir from New Zealand

2016 Mt Difficulty wine

2016 Mt Difficulty This is one of the finest wines made in New Zealand and I cannot recommend it highly enough, says Matthew Jukes.

A terrific slightly pink sparkler from Sussex

2015 Rathfinny wine

2015 Rathfinny
The terrific, pale hue of this utterly delicious Sussex sparkler catches you unawares

A daring red for the summer barbie

2015 CVNE Imperial Reserva

2015 CVNE Imperial Reserva
This mellow and complex red is perfect for a summer barbecue – or an autumnal game dish, a wintry beef stew, or a succulent spring lamb.

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