John Wilson: Two wines from O’Briens to kickstart your spring

Wines for the Weekend: A gentle yet freshing sauvignon blanc and a fruity but smooth Monastrell

Two wines from O’Briens this week. French sauvignon is less aromatic than Marlborough sauvignon so this is a more gentle expression, but still with plenty of refreshing fruit.

The Jumilla region is situated in southeast Spain, and their speciality is the Monastrell grape. Here it produces powerful wines with plenty of ripe fruit; perfect for those cooler spring evenings.

Chatelain Desjacques Sauvignon Blanc 2022 Vin de France

Herby aromas, citrus peel and clean fresh green fruits. Perfect on its own, with seafood or white meats.

11.5% abv. €10.95 down from €14.95 until 5th February from O’Briens


Luzón Finca La Solana Seleccion Especial 2022, Jumilla

Rich and rounded with plenty of warmth alongside some ripe dark fruits and a smooth finish. Perfect with a steak or any substantial casseroles.

14.5% abv. €10 down from €13.95 until 5th February from O’Briens