Our Women of the Year Awards 2019 are drawing ever-closer and asides from being surrounded by so many inspiring (and glamorous!) women, our thoughts are also turning to the main meal of the evening – and the wine we'll be pairing with it.
Sponsored by Marks and & Spencer, we've chosen two truly delicious wines to serve throughout the night – each one a perfect accompaniment to our three-course-meal and drinks reception.
The only choice you'll have to make is if you'd prefer white or red (and the below should help you make up your mind):
The White: Craft 3 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
This is a dry white you'll definitely want a second glass of!
Comprised of passion fruit, gooseberry and wild herb aromas with refreshing, elegant pink grapefruit and mineral notes – a perfect starter if you want a lighter tonic to kick off the evening.
Origins: M&S winemaker Jeneve Williams and international consultant winemaker Sam Harrop, both native New Zealanders, share a passion for creating exceptional Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs and that's reflected in each bottle of this wine.
They pooled their years of winemaking experience to elevate the grape to a new level
They also worked with esteemed buyer Yves Fourcade and sourcing the finest fruit from vineyards in Marlborough’s Awatere and Wairau sub-regions.
Try It With: Best had lightly chilled alongside salmon, enjoy it with Our Women of the Year starter of House Smoked Salmon, Liscannor Crab with Lakeshore Mustard Emulsion
The Red: Las Dalias Malbec
If red wine is your poison, this smooth, rich unoaked Malbec offers vibrant plum and bramble fruity flavours with full-bodied notes of spice and vanilla.
As the evening's proceedings go on, your palate might want a wine with extra depth; if so, this is it.
Origins: This wine is originated from the high altitude vineyards of Argentina’s Mendoza region in Argentina. With abundant sunshine, pure water from the ice-capped Andean peaks and a drastic variation in day and night temperatures, the Malbec grapes in every bottle are ripened with a perfect balance of fruit intensity and fresh acidity.
Try it With: This one is an ideal match for our Women of The Year main course of Copper Roasted Corn-Fed Chicken with Peas a la Franchise
Which will you try first?