We’re writing this at half time. Netherlands 0, Brazil 1. (Come ON Holland — fantasy football glory is at stake!) So, in celebration of the World Cup, quarterfinals, it seemed only appropriate to break open some cracking South African wine — and it doesn’t come much better than fabulous sauvignon blanc from the Stellenbosch region.
Gooseberries, citrus, tropical fruit: it’s dense and complex and way more interesting than the legion of sauv blancs you’ll find on pub wine-lists. We could (should?) go on… but the game’s about to resume. Trust us, it’s a winner. £17, at www.ampsfinewines.co.uk