The bright evenings are upon us, which means summer get-togethers with good friends, sumptuous food and delicious drinks aren’t too far away. To celebrate, Tesco Ireland has created the perfect go-to list of Tesco Finest Wines to elevate your summer sipping, no matter what the occasion. With tasting notes and food pairings to suit every palate, Tesco Finest Wines will be a big hit at your next summer soirée. Check out some of our favourites highlighted below.
Tesco Finest Pinot Grigio (RRP: €12.00 / €9 Clubcard Price until 16th May 2023)
Made by the Cavit cooperative in Trentino, this Pinot Grigio is made from hand-picked grapes grown in the Adige Valley. It provides dry, delicate flavours of red apple, ripe pears and honey blossom. This white couples perfectly with grilled fish or a crisp salad.
Tesco Finest Pinot Grigio Blush (RRP: €12.00 / €9 Clubcard Price until 16th May 2023)
Pinot Grigio grapes have a beautiful copper tinge to their skin which gives this wine its delicate pink blush colour. Produced from hand-harvested grapes cultivated in the North of Italy, the floral aromas lead into crisp and refreshing peach flavours with subtle strawberry notes. Delicious paired with salads or grilled white meats.
Tesco Finest Soave Classico Superiore (RRP: €12.00 / €10 Clubcard Price until 16th May 2023)
This elegant white has been made using the finest Garganega grapes, hand-picked on Italy’s Soave Classico hills. It is a refreshing yet rich dry white with flavours of peach, apple and citrus, along with notes of almond blossom typical of top quality Soave. Pairs well with light vegetarian dishes or seafood.
Tesco Finest Mosel Steep Slopes Riesling (RRP: €12.00)
These aromatic Riesling grapes are hand-picked from the extremely steep slopes on the edge of the Mosel River, and are grown by a group of quality-driven winemakers called ‘Das Blaue Band’ (the blue band referring to the Mosel river). This is a dry style of Riesling to show off the bright elegance and balance of steely minerality, and delicate flavours of orchard fruit. Goes beautifully with sushi or creamy cheeses.
Tesco Finest Cotes De Gascogne (RRP: €12.00)
Produced by Plaimont Vineyards, situated on the unique soils of the beautiful Gascogne region of South West France, this white is full of lime, blossom and citrus flavours with a refreshing finish. It is dry and crisp and will perfectly complement fish pie or crab cakes.
Tesco Finest Gavi (RRP: €12.00)
This award winning wine is made from Cortese, Piedmont’s finest white grape. Grown in the vineyards surrounding the small town of Gavi, Northwest Italy, this local grape produces a dry, elegant wine distinguished by its crisp white peach and citrus flavours, and has a creamy smooth finish. Serve chilled with roast chicken or oven baked fish.
Tesco Finest Valle De Leyda Chardonnay (RRP: €12.00)
Made from premium Chardonnay grapes grown in Valle de Leyda, one of Chile’s more increasingly recognised wine regions. The coastal climate is perfect for ripening white grapes, resulting in aromas of melon and apple with a rounded palate of tropical fruit and vanilla hints. Best served chilled with grilled fish or barbecued chicken.
Tesco Finest Passerina (RRP: €12.00 / €9 Clubcard Price until 16th May 2023)
This refreshing wine is made from Southern Italy’s rare Passerina grape, and is named after the sparrow that enjoys eating them. Grapes are hand-harvested during the first and second week of September, producing a wine with flavors of bright citrus fruit and white peach, that can be sipped on its own or served with grilled chicken or seafood.
Tesco Finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (RRP: €13.00 / €11 Clubcard Prices until 16th May 2023)
The fruit that makes up this stunning Sauvignon Blanc was machine-harvested at optimum ripeness between mid March and early April. Awatere fruit (42%) provides a green pepper and lime citrus core, which is supported with Waihopai Valley grapefruit citrus and Lower Wairau Valley tropical components. Pairs perfectly with lighter dishes such as shellfish, poultry and salads.
Tesco Finest Viñas Del Rey Albariño (RRP: €14.00)
Cultivating Albariño Grapes in Spain’s rainy Rias Baixas requires dedication and patience. Grapes are hand harvested, resulting in this elegant wine with aromas of apricot, honeysuckle and notes of fresh grapefruit and mandarin. Pairs well with lighter meats and seafood.
Tesco Finest Chablis (RRP: €16.00)
The region of Chablis lies in the north of the Burgundy area, and produces wonderful wines from the Chardonnay grape. This is a fresh, delicate unoaked wine with apple and citrus flavours and a long, classic mineral finish. A lovely accompaniment to grilled chicken or fish cakes.
Tesco Finest Wines can be bought in store, or for convenience customers can shop online at www.tesco.ie, or visit the Tesco Ireland app available to download from IOS or android app stores. Additionally, shoppers can save time by using Tesco’s Click and Collect service which allows them to order their groceries in advance – ideal for pre-ordering when on the way home from the airport or while on a staycation.