13th April 2015 – weekly press roundup

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Bele Casel Asolo Prosecco Extra Dry. £8.33 if you buy three, Booths

delicate and fragrant, and a definite cut above most proseccos

Paul Cluver Close Encounter Riesling 2014. £8.66 on offer, Booths

exotically fruity, from South Africa’s Elgin region

La Luna e Il Falo Barbera d’Asti. £8.66 on offer, Booths

a big generous Italian red; drink with anything from lamb to lasagne

Bach Frizzante Moscato 2013. £10, Hanging Ditch

zany; a pretty, floral, drier-than-usual moscato from Catalunya

Chateau Civrac Indigo three-litre bag-in-box. £30, Hanging Ditch

innovative, vibrant, young Cotes du Bourg

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Brancott, Marlborough £7.86 (when buying two), Majestic

think passion fruit; balanced by citrusy, savoury refreshment

2014 Gruner Veltliner, Yealands, Marlborough £12.95, Great Western Wine

exotic with peach and mango before a typical burst of gruner spice

2011 Estate Chardonnay, Kumeu River, Auckland £18.95, Waitrose Cellar

a beauty, with pear, lemon and smoke; elegant and oozes understated class

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Quinta da Raza, Portugal ~£9, Hennings, Cellarvie, Fareham, Butlers

lively apple-and-pear juiciness

2014 Quinta das Arcas Tapada de Villar Vinho Verde, £8, Marks & Spencer

crisp and zesty, with its Granny Smith-apple bite

Anselmo Mendes 2013 Contacto Alvarinho, £12.95-£15.30, Wine Society

refreshing; full-bodied and rich

Niepoort 2013 Redoma Branco, around £18.75, Butlers, Prestige Wines

elegantly oaked, burgundian-style

2013 Quinta dos Roques Encrudado, Dao, ~£17.50, PM Wine, Good Wine Shop

delicious dry white; aromatic

Filipa Pato 2013 Nossa Calcario, £23.20, Theatre of Wine

intensely rich yet minerally

2012 Quinta do Pinto Vinhas do Lasso Branco, £12.76, Vinoteca

mouthwateringly peachy

2012 Casa de Saima Bairrada Tinto, ~£12, Vinoteca, Corks of Cotham, Caviste, Oxford

beeswax and spicy blackberry

Filipa Pato Territorio Vivo, Baga, Reserva Especial, £19.80, Bottle Apostle

fragrant blueberry- and blackcurrant-rich

Quinta da Falorca 2009 Reserva Lagar, £16.19-£25,75, Exel Wines, Amazon, Hic!

sumptuously perfumed

2011 Manz Pomar do Espirinto, Cheleiros, Lisboa, £15, Oddbins

a seductive blend showing vivid pepper and spice-infused dark berry juiciness

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Single Block Series S1 Sauvignon Blanc 2014 New Zealand (13.5%; M&S, £14)

tense as a tightly coiled spring; will tickle your nostrils like cordite

Blind Spot Chardonnay Yarra Valley 2014 Australia (12.5%; Wine Society, £7.95)

all clean, cool lines – textbook contemporary Aussie chardonnay

The Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling 2014 Australia (11.5%; Aldi, £6.99)

This dry riesling is purposeful and direct, like an icy dart

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2014 Exquisite Collection Malbec. £5.99, Aldi

great value; Bodega Salentein’s malbec from Argentina’s cool Uco Valley

2013 Abbotts & Delaunay Collection, Corbieres. £11.99, averys

accomplished Languedoc red with a long and mouthwateringly savoury finish

2013 Giant Steps Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay, Yarra. ~£22.99, N Young, R Granger

stylish chardonnay from Phil Sexton is a white burgundy with a crisp, dry finish

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Palataia pinot noir 2012, Gerd Stepp (£8, Marks & Spencer)

delicious, light, silky German pinot noir with plenty of character

Kalkmergel Spatburgunder 2012, Weingut Knipser (£24.50, greatwesternwine)

would compare well to Kiwi Otago pinots coming in at the same price

Jechtinger Spatburgunder 2012, Weingut Bercher (£18, Oddbins)

approachable, ripe raspberry fruit flavours and soft tannins

Enselberg Spatburgunder 2011, Weingut Karl H Johner (£19.99, Waitrose)

sweet, succulent ripe fruits, beautifully balanced palate

Malterdinger 2011, Weingut Bernard Huber (£22, L’Art du Vin)

perfumed, silky, richly fruity pinot noir

Saulheimer Holle Spatburgunder 2011, Weingut Thorle (£25, carteblanchewines)

shows good promise, although it is not the finest German pinot I have tasted

Buntsandstein Spatburgunder 2012, Weingut Klingenberg (£30, germanwineagencies)

A different style again with a lovely aroma and great finesse

Herrenberg GG Spatburgunder 2011, Weingut Jean Stodden (£100, Berry Bros)

fabulously delicate and light from the high terraces in northerly Ahr