9th February 2015 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia, Greece 2013 (£13.49, Wine Rack)

juicy apricot-and-pear white from Greece

Les Gres Viognier, Pays d’Oc, France 2013 (£6.49, Bargain Booze; Wine Rack)

nicely pitched between fresh floral notes and peachy fleshiness

Quinta dos Roques, Dão, Portugal 2012 (£12.50, Oddbins)

fragrant red blend; its wet-stone mineral kick

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Marks & Spencer Araucaria 2014 (£9; 11.5% abv)

pretty floral; a riesling/pinot grigio blend from Brazil

Camden Town Brewery Pils (£2.15 330ml bottle; 4.6% abv)
Thornbridge Tzara (£23.80 for 12 500ml bottles; 4.8% abv)

full-flavoured Köln-style

Clos Floridene 2012 (£17.99 in larger Co-Ops; 13% abv)
Domaine Cauhap´ Chant des Vignes 2013 (£9.50 Wine Soc, £12.95 winedirect)

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Maipo, Chile UNDURRAGA SPARKLING ROSÉ NV (£6.66, Majestic Wine)

creamy, full fruity; please a partner who likes upfront New World style

Veneto, Italy RUGGERI BRUT DI PINOT ROSÉ NV (£14.95, Valvona & Crolla)

lovely cranberry fruits with a gentle delicacy

Mendoza, Argentina CHANDON BRUT ROSÉ NV (£13.98, Majestic Wine)

peachy tint with very creamy, rich strawberry fruits

Loire, France LANGLOIS CHATEAU CREMANT DE LOIRE ROSÉ NV (£14, Luvians)

enticing raspberry fruits on the nose; fresh, vibrant fizz

Cornwall, England CAMEL VALLEY PINOT NOIR ROSÉ 2012 (£26.95, Waitrose)

delicious strawberry-scented crisp fizz

Champagne, France LOUVEL FONTAINE ROSÉ NV (£14 on offer £29.75, Asda)

hints of biscuit notes and a vibrant freshness to the palate

CHAMPAGNE MARGUET GRAND CRU BRUT ROSÉ NV (£25, The Wine Society)

A brilliant buy at this price for a really well made Grand Cru blend

CHAMPAGNE BILLECART SALMON BRUT ROSÉ NV (£60, widely available)

lovely fizz, smelling of wild strawberries, very soft, very gentle

Chile CASILLERO DEL DIABLO SHIRAZ ROSÉ 2013 (£7.99, Tesco)

bright, ripe, juicy red fruits, well made succulent creamy palate

Provence, France CHATEAU LÉOUBE ROSÉ 2011 (£14.50, Corney & Barrow)

beautifully pale grenache-based rosé with a hint of the sea

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Codorniu Reina Maria Cristina Blanc de Noirs 2012 (Majestic, £9.99)

a superior, mouthwatering vintage cava in a very smart bottle

Furleigh Estate Rose Brut, Dorset (selected Waitrose £18.80 until 17 Feb)

gorgeous crisp mousse, strawberry and red cherry hints and a creamy finish

Champagne Charles Orban Blanc de Noirs NV, France (Marks & Spencer, £30)

delectable notes of raspberry, brioche and toast

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Ferghettina Franciacorta Brut Saten 2010. ~£22.99, allaboutwine; stonevine

creamy, faintly citric flavours, floral hints. Simply gorgeous

Wyfold English Sparkling 2010. £29.99, laithwaites

as stirring and ethereal as a spring morning, hedgerow and stone-fruit

Veuve Clicquot Demi-Sec NV. £35.05, thedrinkshop

candied fruit and sweet brioche flavours, a wonderfully fresh, clean finish

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Chablis Jules Billaud 2013 France (Oddbins, £16.75)

No oak at all, just sophisticated glide

The Hedonist Shiraz 2012, Australia (14%, Waitrose, £10.99 until Feb 17)

delicious, unfiltered and biodynamically grown

Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2009 England (Majestic, £23.98 on offer)

superb and luminous

Domaine Felines Jourdan Picpoul (Waitrose, £8.99

She used to drink sauvignon blanc, now its picpoul

Teusner Righteous FG Shiraz 2010 Barossa (Huntsworth Wines, £77)

a colossal beast of a red. Hard to find

Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir 2012 Australia (Planet of the Grapes £29)

seductively fleshy and floral

Kumeu River Estate chardonnay 2011 New Zealand (Wait £18.99; Wine Soc £17.50)

better than any burgundy you can find at the price

Quinta de Couselo 2013 Rias Baixas, Spain (Old Bridge Wine, Huntingdon, £14.95)

A brilliant white; textured and true

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Adi Badenhorst Kalander Red. £7.99, Morrisons

full-flavoured, dark berry-fruited blend of shiraz, mourvedre and cinsault

2012 Famille Perrin Vinsobres, Reserve du Mistral. £14, Marks & Spencer

vivid, loganberry-fruited syrah and grenache blend

2012 Cherubino Chardonnay, Margaret River. £23.71-£29.99, SH Jones, Secret Cellar

An accomplished dry white with subtle citrus and grilled hazelnut aromas