21st September 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Trizanne Signature Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa 2014 (£9.99, Waitrose)
verdant and racy sauvignon, a happy medium between Loire and Kiwi pungency

Vinedos Lo Abarca Riesling San Antonio Valley, Chile 2013 (£10, M&S)
expressive, laser-guided, lime and peach-scented riesling

Chateau Hansen Cabernet Gernischt, China 2012 (£10.95, vintageroots.co.uk)
leafy, curranty charm that makes it more than a mere curiosity

Grace Winery Koshu Kayagatake, Japan 2013 (£16.56, strictlywine; corkingwines)

gentle pulse of citrus, white flowers and minerals

McHenry Hohnen 3 Amigos Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, Australia 2010 (£19.95, bbr.com)

gutsy but silky and expressive mix of red berry and spice

Laithwaites Theale Vineyard Chardonnay England 2010 (£24.99, Laithwaites)

from its own vineyard a graceful, biscuity treat

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Wild Thing Sauvignon Blanc (£7.85; 12% abv)

a donation goes to Born Free Foundation, but it’s a bit dull

Lugana Catulliano 2014 (12% abv; £11.50)

subtle, soave-ish much more appealing

Jean Claude Mas Cuvee Secrete (£9.75; 14% abv)
lush, full-bodied blend of merlot and cabernet franc from the Languedoc

Ciu Ciu Pecorino 2013 (£12; 13.5% abv, buonvino.co.uk)
delicious; crisp Italian white Verdicchio

Conscio Accadia 2014 (£13.50; 12.5% abv, buonvino.co.uk)
characterful – the sort of food-friendly whites Italians do so well

Ferme Theolas 2012 (13% abv; The Sampler, £8.01)
fabulously juicy, organic Rhone red

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2014 Taste the Difference Languedoc Blanc £8, Sainsbury’s

It is aromatic and full of character with fresh herbs and peach

2014 Clos Bagatelle, Saint-Chinian £13.99, The Vineyard

perfumed with flowers and citrus; savoury elements add complexity

2009 Le Soula, Cotes Catalanes £23.95, uncorked.co.uk

powerful, full-bodied white with fresh fennel, apricot and exotic spice

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Peraj Petita Celler de Capcanes, Do Montsant 2011. £12.95, bbr.com

stunning, well-balanced red: ripe, full-bodied and concentrated

Ciro Rosso Gaglioppo, Santa Venere 2013. £8.25, thewinesociety

punching well above its weight, a lovely, rounded, medium-bodied red

Explorers Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013. £6.99, Co-op

Classic gooseberry, tropical fruits and green vegetal flavours

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

M Signature Nero D’Avola 2014, Sicily (Morrisons, £5.49)

simple but well-priced introduction to Sicily’s most widely planted grape

Taste the Difference Primitivo 2013, Salento (Sainsbury’s £8)

medium-bodied, with the flavour of plump black cherries spiked with clove

Varvaglione 12 Mezzo Negroamaro del Salento 2013 (greatwesternwine, £11.50)

Sweet forest fruits and blackberries; soft, smooth and relatively restrained

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2013 Caruso e Minini Perricone, Sicily. £6 until 5 Oct M&S

lively raspberry and redcurrant-centred red with touches of mocha

2014 Chemins de Gascogne Blanc, France. £4.99 until Tues Tesco

light, fresh white from the reliable Plaimont operation is great value

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2014 Domaine Saint-Prix Saint-Bris, Bourgogne. £8.99, Lidl

this sauvignon blanc is bracingly fresh and crisp

2013 Quarter Acre Hawkes Bay Syrah, Rod McDonald. £15, Marks & Spencer

seductive hints of pepper, violets and cola-spiced perfume

2013 Villa Parens Prindis Bianco, Friuli. £19.95, Slurp.co.uk

Fresh herbal aromatics; this is delightfully juicy and intense