Saturday, 20 August 2011

Helena samples Blossom Hill Vineyard Collection White

Blossom Hill has just launched a premium range of wines called Vineyard Collection. The white wine is a blend of grapes including Blanc, French Colombard and Chardonnay.

The wine arrived in a very stylish box - a girl appreciates these nice little details.
I don't usually choose a wine with the Chardonnay grape in it - and this has nothing to do with the silly character in the TV series Footballers' Wives, or snobbery for that matter - but when a bottle of Blossom Hill Californian wine arrives in the post, what is a girl to do but to drink it?
Remember Chardonnay?

But I was pleasantly surprised how tasty it was. There were none of the (to me) overly sweet scents. Instead I got citrus flavours. According to Blossom Hill there's 'Ripe melon, apricot and delicate vanilla.' My tastebuds aren't that delicate, but I could agree with them: it's a highly quaffable wine, drunk on its own or with chicken and fish dishes. I found myself humming, 'I wish they all could be Californian girls wines'.

The bottle didn't last very long between our little panel of three, and both the Englishman and Son's Girlfriend said they'd buy a bottle of Vineyard Collection again.

I just managed to get a picture of the last of the summer's wine (OK, that's enough TV references)
At a price of £5-99 a bottle, the Vineyard Colection isn't a bad choice for weekend tipple.

Blossom Hill Vineyard Collection White (Blanc, French Colombard and Chardonnay)
Available from major wine retailers. 

(Helena was gifted this wine and nice it was too - thank you Blossom Hill!)

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