5 wines to drink this summer

As we move into warmer days, we’re putting our heavier reds back in the cellar and turning our attention to lighter delicious drops.

Our Head Sommelier, Juan, has shared some of his favourite wines for warmer days so you can enjoy a taste of The Gilbert Scott experience at home.

All wines are available online, or in some cases, from your local supermarket!

2014 Gusbourne Blanc de Blanc, Kent, England

An English sparkling wine made with Chardonnay grapes. Features citrusy flavours, fine bubbles and a lively acidity.

Best with: Seafood, particularly oysters or mussels

2019 Sauvignon Blanc ” Cru”, Smith & Sheth, Wairau Valley, New Zealand

A Marlborough classic, with a fresh style and gooseberry and grassy flavours. It’s unoaked and incredibly summery, with lime and yellow flower aromatics.

Best with: White fish (like sole), green salads, asparagus

2018 Chablis 1er Cru “Cote de Lechet”, Domaine Tremblay, Burgundy, France

A beautifully elegant wine from one of France’s best growing regions. Features aromatics of yellow apples and ripe lemons, with a medium body palate and slightly nutty flavours.

Best with: White fish or pork

2018 Inspiration, Chateau de Berne, Cotes de Provence, France

A fruity rose, this Provinicial drop is made with a combination of Grenache, cinsault and syrah grapes. Raspberries and red cherries are followed by floral notes – specifically basil, thyme and lavender. Features a dry finish, bright acidity and rich texture.

Best with: Cured salmon, peaches, apples or chicken

2018 Malbec “Felino”, Viña Cobos, Luján de Cuyo & Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

A modern Malbec, this Argentinian wine has notes of black plums and blackberries, making it a perfect red for summer. It’s balanced on the palate, with sweet and round tannins and a long finish.

Best with: Red meat and casseroles

Check out what we offer at our restaurant with The Gilbert Scott’s full wine list.