The Long Little Dog White 2014 (12.5%, €9.95 at Sweeney’s)
Unsung hero Colombard takes a starring role in this “critter wine”, with the balance of 30% contributed by Chardonnay. These varieties don’t feature on the front or even back label as it’s not really a wine aimed at aficionados – it doesn’t even shout about its origins either, with a subtle Produit de France underneath the vintage.
It only takes a sip to realise that, despite the commercial packaging, this is actually a very pleasant wine – crisp, fruity and really enjoyable. For a tenner in Ireland, you will struggle to beat it!