4th April 2016 – weekly news roundup

Use our weekly press roundup to plan your wine shopping

the Observer – David Williams

Marjan Simçic Ribolla, Grska Brda, Slovenia 2014 (£13.75, Slurp)
body and lemony zip; hint of bitterness
Albourne Estate Bacchus, Sussex, England 2014 (£12.95, Albourne Estate)
racy, vibrant, gooseberry-scented version of England’s answer to sauvignon
Cantine Paolini Nerello Mascalese, Sicily, Italy 2014 (£7.65, Bottle Apostle)
Light and juicy Italians, such as Cantine Paolini’s red berry Sicilian

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Poggio San Polo Rosso di Montalcino 2014 (£16.99 slurp.co.uk)
graceful; drinkable now, more enjoyable still in a couple of years
Isole e Olena Cepparello 2012 (£49.99, D Byrne of Clitheroe)
celebrated; you might want to splash out on for a very special occasion
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2013 (£16 Wine Soc, £18.71 Eclectic Tastes)
Montevasco di Vicchiomaggio 2013 (Laithwaite’s, £9.99)
well-priced; more of a super-Tuscan style
Capezzana Barco Reale 2014
vivid, young; from the tiny denomination of Carmignano
Capezzana Villa di Capezzana 2012 (£18.50D&D Wines)
Will it last as long as the extraordinary 1931 vintage I had the other day

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Kaiserstuhl Pinot Noir 2012 Karl H Johner (£13.95 The Wine Society)
Well priced German Pinot Noir: vibrant fresh with sweet cherry fruits
Taste the Difference Gruner Veltliner 2014 (£7 Sainsbury’s until 5 April)
light spice, herbal, citric, vibrant minerally dry white
Cserszegi Fuszeres 2014 Frittmann Testverk (£9.95 Berry Bros & Rudd)
grapey floral aromas, light spicy palate, fresh and brilliant value
Grasevina 2013 Ilocki Podrumi (£12.90 Croatian Fine Wines)
Very elegant creamy rounded example of Grasevina grape
Gamza Black Pack 2013 Borovitza (£10.95 The Wine Society)
very sweet cherry fruits, chunky red fruit palate, tangy
Feteasca Neagra 2012 Crama Ceptura (£8.95 Berry Bros & Rudd)
Crunchy red fruits, smoky undertones, herby but vibrantly fresh
Negrus du Purcari 2010 (£18.95 Berry Bros & Rudd www.bbr.com)
Fascinatingly spicy red which shows what potential Moldova has

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Cave de Beblenheim Pinot Gris 2014 Alsace (13%, Telegraph Wine, £7.99)
A clear and gentle example of rose-scented pinot gris from Alsace
Mud House Pinot Gris 2014 Nelson, New Zealand (12.5%, Majestic, £8.99)
simple, off-dry pinot gris; like the skins of red apples, and rose water
Trimbach Pinot Gris Reserve 2013 Alsace (13.5%, The Wine Society, £12.50)
A beautiful, spicy, smoky pinot gris from one of the masters

the Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2014 Frunză Pinot Grigio, Romania. £7 at Oddbins
excellent zesty apple and ripe melon flavours
2013 Kaiken Terroir Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Argentina. £10, Cornelius
centred around soft cherry, prune and blackcurrant fruit