Wine of the week

This week, wine expert Joanna Simon suggests a delicious - and affordable - Sauvignon Blanc with elderflower, nettle and gooseberry flavours.


Cimarosa Estate Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand

I recommended a cracking New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc - Churton ­- a few weeks back. Now I'm giving you the bargain-basement version. Cimarosa is obviously a lighter, simpler wine than the complex, rich Churton, but it's textbook Marlborough Sauvignon all the same, with elderflower, nettle and gooseberry flavours and lots of lemon-lime zing. It's better and more refreshing than many an example at £2-£3 more a bottle. No surprise that it makes a reviving aperitif, but it can also be matched to simply cooked asparagus, salads, white fish, shellfish and the fresh herb and spice flavourings of Thai dishes.

£5.79, Lidl


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