26th October 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Cantina Lunae Colli di Luni Vermentino, Italy 2014 (£13.49, EW Wines; Bottle Apostle; Cambridge Wine)

delightful floral scent, green herbs, a ripple of citrus and peach

Taste the Difference Aglianico del Vulture, Italy 2011 (£8, Sainsbury’s)

chunky sweet-berried take on the grape from Basilicata

Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino 2013 (£14.95, Wine Direct)

smoky, peachy, mineral white

Aglianico Campitaurasini Satyricon 2012 (£22.95, Berry Bros & Rudd)

thrillingly vivid and sinewy, subtly perfumed and black-fruited

GD Vajra Moscato d’Asti, Italy 2014 (£12.99, Rannoch Scott; Lea & Sandeman; Old Bridge)

fleet-footed delicacy of top Barolo producer GD Varja’s version

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Domaine de la Pinte Arbois Chardonnay 2011 (12.5% abv Marks & Spencer, £16)

rich, complex and has fantastic acidity, so is a great match for creamy sauces

Clervigny Arbois Reserve 2013 (12% abv, Lidl, £8.99)

savoury, nutty 100% savagnin; current French wine promotion

Cremant du Jura (Aldi, £7.29)

a notably well-priced example

Domaine Grand Poulsard 2013 (M&S £14; 12.5% abv)

Delicious; If you’re a pinot fan it would definitely appeal

Domaine de la Pinte Vin Jaune 2005 (13.5% abv, £49.95, Slurp, Hawkshead)

notes of walnuts and saffron; dark, deeply savoury

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Cool Coast Pinot Noir Casa Silva 2011/12. ~£14, field fawcett; michael jobling, addison

bright wild raspberry flavours, smooth tannins and a long finish

Crocera Barbera d’Asti Superiore 2013. £7.99, kwoff; £8.99, oldchapelcellars

Smoky and spicy, with masses of dark, ripe damsons and cherries

Les Deux Roches Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie. £6, Spar

A brilliant-value, reliable white; crisp, vibrant citric flavours

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Mount Benson Shiraz 2014 Australia (14%; M&S, £12)

ripe, with a raspberry jelly edge of sweetness and a spiciness

Heideboden Chardonnay Muenzenrieder 2014 Burgenland, Austria (12.5%; Adnams, £8.99)

full-flavoured in a very savoury way with hints of clay and smoke

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Verdicchio Classico 2014 Italy (12.5%; £6 until Oct 27)

a tinge of herbal astringency and bright lemon charm

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2012 Waitrose In Partnership Valpolicella Ripasso. £8.99, Waitrose

ripasso method adds smoothness to this classic Veneto blend

2014 St Véran Les Monts. £11, Marks & Spencer

nuttiness underlying crisp apple, with a creamy texture and saline dry finish

2009 Brunello di Montalcino, La Serena. £26.95, Berry Bros & Rudd

The cherryish fruit of the sangiovese grape is balanced by smooth oak

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Brown Brothers Orange Muscat & Flora 2013, Australia (£4.99 until 27 Oct, Tesco)

Peachy, citrusy, lusciously sweet depths. Serve cool with fruit tarts

Peter & Peter Riesling 2013, Mosel, Germany (£5.99 until 27 Oct, Tesco)

If you prefer off-dry whites, peachy, citrus-tangy

Asda Extra Special Nero d’Avola-Syrah 2013, Sicily, (£5 until 28 December)

appealingly mellow, peppery, ripe Italian red

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chilean Sauvignon Blanc 2014 (2 for £12 until 27 Oct)

exuberantly fruity but well-balanced

Pizarras de Otero Rosé 2014, Spain (£6.66 until 26 October, Majestic)

ripe and juicy but dry

P15 Malbec 2014, Patagonia, Argentina (£7.99 until 26 October, Majestic)

Great offer on a full-bodied, ripe and sleek malbec, fresh and young

Palataia Pinot Noir 2014, Pfalz, Germany (£8 until 2 November, M&S)

elegant, lively German red with its succulent cherry tang

Waitrose in Partnership Cava NV, Spain (£6.66 until 21 October)

tastes of frothy lemon sherbet and green apple peel