18th May 2015 – weekly press roundup

The Observer – David Williams

Chateau Leoube Rosé de Leoube, Cotes de Provence2014 (£14.50, vintageroots)

a pulse of redcurrant acidity and just a touch of leafy herb

Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel, Cotes de Provence 2013 (£16.50, slurp.co.uk)

a gorgeous, subtly insinuating, delicate dry wine

Aldi Toro Loco Rosé 2014, Utiel-Requena, Spain (£3.79, Aldi)

robustly bramble- and strawberry-fruited partner for a spread of charcuterie

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir Rosé, Bio-Bio, Chile 2014 (£6.99, Tesco)

plump, juicy, but lively blend of cherry-berry fruitiness

Domaine Gourt de Mautens Rosé, IGP Vaucluse 2010 (£44.99, armitwines)

spice, liquorice, garrigue herbs, subtly chewy texture, and a long mineral finish

Graci Etna Rosato, Sicily, Italy 2013 (£16.95, bbr.com)

an intense sweet-sour snap of red cherries

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Languedoc White 2014 (£8; 13% abv)

full-bodied, a blend of grenache, marsanne and vermentino

Aldi Exquisite Collection Marsanne (£5.99; 13% abv)

rich, spicy – a wine you could easily drink with a barbecue

Domaine Py’s 3eme Cuvee Corbieres 2014 (£10.75, Yapp; 13.5% abv)

lush, grenache blanc-based white corbieres

Jean-Louis Chave, White Hermitage 2008 (Tanners, £138)

blissful white Hermitage

Domaine de Durban Vin de Pays de Vaucluse 2014 (£9.95, Yapp; 13% abv)

a lovely, scented viognier

Chateau Roubaud Costieres de Nimes (£11.75, Yapp; 13% abv)

a peach of a blend of roussanne and grenache blanc

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2013 The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir. £7.99

classic raspberry and black cherry fruit is supplemented by earthy, beetroot undertones

2009 Le Pallet Muscadet Sevre & Maine Loire Valley. £9.99, Majestic

delightful, smooth, complex, buttery lees-derived texture

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

Tesco Finest Manzanilla, Barbadillo £6 (50cl), Tesco

typically, dry and yeasty with a salty burst of sea air

Manzanilla ‘La Gitana’, Hidalgo £9.99, Majestic

lavours of fresh nuts, green apple and the sea

La Bota de Manzanilla No 55, Equipo Navazos £24.06, The Fine Wine Co

mind-scrambling complexity; hazelnuts, citrus, bread and a deep, salty background

the Independent – Terry Kirby

La Linea Tempranillo 2013. £17.35, corkingwines; £17.80, freerunjuice

juicy, succulent, some enticing, forward, bright-red fruits

Darting Estate Durkheimer Michelsberg Riesling 2013. £10, Marks & Spencer

Thrillingly dry, crisp and vibrant, with flavours of green apples

Vinas del Vero Luces Red 2013. £6 each in a six-bottle case, tesco.com

fruity, robust, food-friendly red and a great buy for summer barbecue drinking

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2014 Austrian Gruner Veltliner. £6.99, Morrisons

Fresh and aromatic with a whiff of white pepper; ripe stonefruit flavours

2013 Dolcetto d’Alba, Renato Fenocchio. £13.30 (buy 3 = £11.50), Tanners

Sweet and cherryish, the berry fruit turns to savoury

2012 Tesco finest* Amarone. £29.99, tesco.com

a beautifully balanced, kirsch cherry, fruity expression of the style