In the Press – David Williams, The Observer 15th June 2014

by Andrew Hooper

Among David Williams’ 20 Best Summer Wines in The Observer:

2012 PUY-DE-DÔME PINOT NOIR Cave de Verny
“Made by the local co-op in a lesser-spotted appellation in the Auvergne, this is Burgundian-style pinot noir at a Romanian pinot noir price, feather-soft and redcurrant-refreshing with bright red berry fruit and a touch of forest-floor earthiness. Serve with pâté or rillettes after a half-hour in the fridge.”

2013 CASA DA SENRA VINHO VERDE LOUREIRO Lima Quinta dos Abrigueiros
“Of the many local varieties used in northern Portugal’s Vinho Verde region, alvarinho (aka albariño) has received most attention. But loureiro can be just as interesting – as in this fabulously brisk, light, lightly floral but intensely flavoured white with its sparky acidity and juicy peach and apple fruit.”