13th July 2015 – weekly press roundup

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The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Chateau la Tour de l’Eveque Petale de Rosé, Provence 2014 (£15.95, Corney & Barrow)

won an international trophy – a rare achievement for a rose

Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rosé 2014 (13% abv; £12.74 at vineyardsdirect.com)

more widely available, and very posh-looking

Waitrose Provence Rosé (12.5% abv, £8.99)

perfectly serviceable own-label

Aldi Exquisite Collection Argentinian Rosé Malbec (13% abv £5.99)

Malbec rosés, as you’d expect, are beefier

Muga Rosado (13% abv; £7.99 on offer Majestic, £9.99 Waitrose)

rich, savoury; a favourite of mine

Chateau Roubaud Costieres de Nîmes Rosé 2014 (£11.75 Yapp; 13.5% abv)

intensely savoury; would stand up to all kinds of punchy flavours

Chateau la Canorgue 2014 Cotes du Luberon Rosé (£13.95 Yapp; 12.5% abv)

another Provençal number, but more exotic than the general run of rosés

Triebaumer Rosé of Blaufrankisch Reserve 2014 (£12 Alpine Wines; 12% abv)

really pretty, floral edge and is, dare I say it, even more appealing than Provence

the Observer – David Williams

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, California 2012 (£9.99, Bargain Booze)

consistently sumptuous red

Otra Vida Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2014 (£4.99, Bargain Booze)

fragrant, juicy raspberry and cherry; superb barbecue bottle

Kosi Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa 2014 (£5.99, Bargain Booze)

terrific Cape Sauvignon, which has all the leafy verve, passion fruit and lime

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

VOUVRAY PETILLANT L’ANCESTRALE 2010 Vincent Careme (£20.50, Berry Bros & Rudd)

wonderfully elegant; apple flavours, touch of yeast and a fabulous racy minerality

RIESLING, CLOS ST JACQUES 2011 Domaine Viticole Colmar (£14, Majestic Wine)

floral and lime notes, and a crisp, dry palate with honeyed notes

CHATEAU DU SEUIL GRAVES BLANC 2012 (£13.99, Virgin Wines)

citric and honey flavour from the semillon and a vibrant acidity from the sauvignon

POUILLY FUME ‘RENAISSANCE’ 2012 Domaine de la Loge (£16.99, Raeburn Wines)

lovely creamy weight to the palate, beautifully balanced with a minerally edge

ST VERAN EN FAUX 2012 Domaine Cordier (£17, The Wine Society)

fabulous, rich, vibrant St Veran; It is oaked, but beautifully balanced

CHABLIS PREMIER CRU VAILLONS 2012 William Fevre (£20.99, Waitrose)

dry, clean, well-structured, with a touch of oak and lovely natural acid core

CHATEAU PUY CASTERA 2007 (£18-£20 Haslemere Cellar; Noble Green; Wine Library)

soft, supple and beautifully matured; classic left bank style

ST JOSEPH ‘OFFERUS’ 2001 Chave (£17.99, Raeburn Wines)

meaty peppery syrah with undertones of black olives, liquorice and a good grippy finish

FLEURIE VIEILLES VIGNES LE VIVIER 2012 Domaine Lardy (£13.65, L’Art du Vin)

lovely, classic, juicy, red fruited Fleurie, light for a red

LES COCALIERES ROUGE 2010 Domaine D’Aupilhac (£19.75, Berry Bros & Rudd)

fabulous freshness and pepper undertone. Try with roasted duck or pigeon

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2014 Mont Rocher Vieilles Vignes Viognier, Pays d’Oc £8.95, thefinewinecompany.co.uk

classically peachy fruit; balancing an invigorating bite of acidity

2014 Emiliana Organic Viognier, Casablanca Valley, Chile £10, M&S

Rich and shouty, this shows off viognier in all its exuberant glory

2014 Yalumba Viognier, Eden Valley, South Australia £12.99, Waitrose

a host of flavours, citrus peel and fresh crushed basil among them

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Castle Brook Sparkling Wine, England 2009. £32, castlebrookvineyard.co.uk

Simply gorgeous: light, effervescent, floral, grassy. Summer in a glass

Le Grand Cros La Rivale NV. £9.99, nywines.co.uk

A sparkler from Provence classic strawberry, raspberry and herb flavours

Castellari Bergaglio Arde Sparkling Gavi DOCG. £21.50, libiamowines.co.uk

fine acidity with crisp flavours of brioche and citrus, and a lingering finish

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Tio Pepe fino, NV Spain (15%, Sainsbury, Waitrose, Tesco and others £8-£11)

classic, clear and bright and with a delicious salty tang

Palataia Pinot Grigio 2014, Germany (12.5%, M&S, £7.50 to August 3)

beautiful, limpid crisp white; faint orange blossom tang

JP Boisson Le Petit Caboche 2013, VdP de Vaucluse, France (Yapp, £9.50)

Juicy, inviting red; it glows like ripe mulberries

the Independent – Anthony Rose

Hilltop Cserszegi Fuszeres Premium. £7, Asda

ginger-spicy snap and a refreshing, balanced and dry finish

2012 Vacqueyras, Seigneur de Fontimple, Rhone. £13.99, Wine Rack

aromatically pepper-spicy; moreish raspberry jam and loganberry fruit

2013 Martinborough Vineyards Te Tera Pinot Noir. On offer £14.99, Majestic

aromatic berries pepped up with oak, and a long and juicy finish