Apologies for the radio silence of late – we’re in the middle of a rather large house renovation and while there is always time to drink good wine, there’s isn’t always much time to write about it!
Anyway, I love discovering new things and when these three wines from Israel arrived on my doorstep I couldn’t wait to give them a try. Having only opened in 2006, the Lueria winery is just a babe, however the family-run vineyard has been supplying grapes to winemakers across the country for years and it shows.
Lueria Rosso 2011
A blend of Sangiovese (70%) and Barbera (20%) grapes with a dash of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, this fruity red is perfect shared amongst friends alongside a plate of cheese and some Saturday night TV.
Lueria Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Deep purple with a full-body and intense black fruits flavours, we partnered this wine with a rich lamb tagine for a warming Sunday afternoon feast.
Lueria Terrace 2011
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Cabernet Franc (30%) grapes, this smooth, elegant wine is a winner with a simple steak.
These wines are available here and, while they aren’t cheap at £19.99 – £24.99, they certainly make interesting dinner table conversation. As they are unfiltered, I would recommend using a decanter to avoid a mouthful of sediment!