Olly Smith’s best floral wines

Chelsea Flower Show is upon us, and I adore the blooms wreathed in scent. When it comes to wines, the most fragrant tend to be white grapes such as Gewürztraminer or Torrontés and while great paired with aromatic dishes, they can be rather full-on. For more poise among the petals, I’m recommending deft wines whose aromas entice rather than dominate.

Best floral wines

SPECIALLY SELECTED ARGENTINIAN PINOT NOIR

SPECIALLY SELECTED ARGENTINIAN PINOT NOIR 2021 (12.5%), £6.99, Aldi. Exudes the scent of both orange peel and roses. I am thrilled by this bargain beauty.

MACERAO NARANJO ORANGE WINE

MACERAO NARANJO ORANGE WINE 2021 (13.5%), £8.99, Waitrose. Something different – orange blossom and lychee aromas with marmalade bite. Serve cold.

VILLA MARIA EARTH GARDEN ORGANIC MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC

VILLA MARIA EARTH GARDEN ORGANIC MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2020 (14%), £10.50, Tesco. Exotic and crisp, this vineyard has wildflowers among the vines.

TASTE THE DIFFERENCE BROUILLY CHATEAU DE PIERREUX

TASTE THE DIFFERENCE BROUILLY CHATEAU DE PIERREUX 2020 (14.5%), £14, Sainsbury’s. Fragrant and classy. Try a touch chilled with terrine or charcuterie.