Wine

Epic flavours that don’t cost the earth

For his November selection of wines, Matthew Jukes has picked six bottles that will set you up for the crazy season and beyond with epic flavours which don’t cost the earth.


Wine of the week: a very simple yet heavenly creation

2016 Le Alte, Friulano, Bidoli, Friuli-Grave wine

This Italian white is the perfect example of a fascinating and rare grape, says Matthew Jukes.

A Super Tuscan in a league of its own

2012 Monteti, Tenuta Monteti, Maremma, Tuscany, Italy

I absolutely love the class and elegance on display here, says Matthew Jukes – and it doesn’t cost a silly price.

Three affordable bottles from an iconic winery

2016 Roero Arneis, Bruno Giacosa, Piemonte, Italy

Matthew Jukes tips three satisfying and eminently affordable bottles.

Wine of the week: two brutes tamed

Matthew Jules tastes a “downright delicious”, Italian red and its more “entry-level” sibling.

A heavenly tipple that would thrill Nosferatu

2016 A Touriga Vai Nua, Unoaked, Fitapreta Vinhos, Alentejo, Portugal

It is what Nosferatu would drink before a night of light slaughter, and he was a creature of exquisite taste, says Matthew Jukes.

Wine of the week: an epic debut from a vinous perfectionist

2016 Aristea, Chardonnay, Stellenbosch

Matthew Jukes cannot recommend this South African chardonnay enough.

Three amazing Burgundies

2014 Nerthus, Bourgogne Chardonnay, Haute Côte de Beaune, Roblet-Monnot, Burgundy, France

My featured Nerthus is a snip at 20 quid and it is stunningly structured and boldly scented, says Matthew Jukes.

A sensual, silky temptress

2012 Brunello di Montalcino, Il Colle, Tuscany, Italy

Matthew Jukes presents a Brunello to tempt even the most hardened of sceptics.

Wine of the week: a heroic red with a thrilling finish

2014 Domaine de Moncalmès Rouge, Terrasses du Larzac, Vin de Pays de l’Hérault

Matthew Jukes tastes a jaw-droppingly serious vin de pays de l’Hérault.

Wine of the week: a wondrous South African Bordeaux blend

Babylonstoren wine

Matthew Jukes tastes the the top Bordeaux blend from the luxury lifestyle retreat and wine haven Babylonstoren.

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