3rd August 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Salatin Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore Extra Dry, Italy NV (£9.99, Majestic)

verve and floral-herbal interest

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Conegliano Prosecco Superiore, Italy 2014 (£10)

icing-sugar soft sweetness and creamy pear fruit

Casa Belfi Colfondo Prosecco, Italy 2012 (£14.99, Joseph Barnes Wines)

joie de vivre with extra layers of fruit, floral and savoury flavour

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Bodegas Fontana Oveja Tinta 2014 (£9 Oddbins)

vibrantly fruity; ideal for the robust flavour of grilled food

Bodegas Fontana Oveja Blanca (also £9 Oddbins; 13% abv)

a heady, scented dry muscat that’s one for gewurztraminer fans

Mesta Old Vines Tempranillo 2014 (£8 Marks & Spencer; 14% abv)

made in a similarly vivid style

Asda Wine Atlas Bobal 2014 (£4.97; 13% abv)

hugely drinkable, juicy

Vox Populi Bobal 2011 (£8.99 Majestic; 14% abv)

more powerful

Aldi Toro Loco Bobal Merlot 2013 (£4.49; 13% abv)

an absolute belter

Waitrose Mellow and Fruity Spanish Red (£4.99; 13.5% abv)

just that: mellow and fruity. Also, at £4.99, it’s great value

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Wine Atlas Marzemino, Trentino, Italy £5.97, Asda

robust with flavours of smoke, green pepper and plum. It is a bargain

2014 Caleidoscopio, Argentina £8, M&S

bright fruit in the form of blackberries, along with subtle spice and perfume

2012 Douro Valley Reserva, Portugal £10.99, Waitrose

appealing, scented glass of black cherry, raspberry and dried herbs

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Nerojbleo, Gulfi, 2009/2010. £18.99, dbmwines.co.uk

intense, succulent, bright red fruits, plenty of body, but not overpowering

Nero d’Avola Terre Siciliane, Centonze 2013. £11.25, hhandc.co.uk

bursting with smoky, black-cherry flavours, medium-bodied

Feudo Arancio Rosso Sicilia Riserva 2012. £7.75, The Wine Society

a mellower tinge to this good-value red from Ragusa

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Valdesil Montenovo Godello 2014 Valdeorras, Spain (Majestic, £9.36 on offer)

Fresh lemon and pear, with a light herby tang

Sorachi Saison Adnams, Suffolk Ale (Marks & Spencer, £1.85 for 330ml)

refreshing citrus bite and subtle peppery, spicy notes

Finest Picpoul de Pinet 2014 Languedoc, France (Tesco, £5.99 5-25 August)

mouthwateringly light grapefruit and lime and white-pepper twist in the tail

The Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2014 Exquisite Collection Cabernet de Cabernet Languedoc, France. £5.99, Aldi

smooth and soft flavours of juicy cherry, cloves and mocha

2014 Stobi Rosé Tikves, Macedonia. £9.99 at Cockburns of Leith

apple and cherry fruit with a nutty backdrop and appealing savoury spices

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc. £8

blackberry, spice and chocolate flavours

2014 Mount Edward Central Otago Riesling. £11 until 3 August, M&S

imbued with citrus fruits and offers an appetisingly off-dry flavour

2012 Michel et Stéphane Ogier, Côte Rôtie. £50, Waitrose

black pepper, olive and spice; delicious, blackberry-infused richness