01-09-2014 – weekly wine roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirby

Il Colle Rosso di Montalcino 2012. £16.80, hhandc

perfect balance between elegance and power; crunchy, fresh-berry fruit

Tyrell’s Hunter Valley Verdelho 2013. £8.95, thewinesociety

brightly refreshing and full of zingy flavours of limes and lemon zest

Esprit de Puisseguin, Saint Emilion 2011. £9.74, Waitrose (to 9 Sept)

juicy and tastes of ripe autumn plums and blackberries

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Sauvignon Blanc NV, Vignobles Roussellet, France (Aldi, £4.69)

lip-smacking, tangy cocktail of pink grapefruit, satsuma and lemon

Morrisons Signature Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2013 (£5.49)

dry, slightly grassy-sappy, with subtle pear and lime peel

Luis Felipe Edwards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Chile (Majestic, £5.49)

Perfumed and tasting of juicy red plums and pippy fresh blackcurrants

the Observer – David Williams

Tesco Finest* Slovenian Riesling 2013 (£7.99)

light, lemon-and-limey riesling; perfect for the heat of a summer day

Marks & Spencer Dry Furmint Tokaji, Hungary 2013 (£9.99)

gooseberry, quince and plenty of citric vim

Hans Igler Zweigelt Classic, Austria 2011 (£9.95, The Wine Society)

burst of cherry and cherry blossom; light and juicy red

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Venturer Vermentino 2013, Italy. Aldi £4.79

impeccable wine at an amazing price; easy lemony lightness

Languedoc White 2013, France. Sainsbury’s £8.00

Aromatic and peachy; gently oake to enrich

Paul Mas Vermentino 2013, france. Majestic £8.99

Imagine a pear as illuminating as a lightbulb; deliciously intense

Domaine de la Source Bellet Blanc 2012, france. £25.50 Yapp

A bold white charged with opulent scented fruit

Quinta do Portal Douro Colheita 2012, Portugal. £9.95 Wine Society

Plum, mellow red headlined by Tempranillo with scented complexity

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Gemischter Satz 2013 (£14.90 in a mixed case; 12.5% abv, Newcomer Wines)

deliciously light, floral, a field blend of grapes

Rote Cuvee 2012 (£15.90, 13.5% abv, Newcomer Wines)

exuberant, juicy blend; perfect for an end-of-summer barbecue

Erwin Poller Vom Loss (£14.90; 12.5% abv, Newcomer Wines)

a zesty blend of sauvignon blanc and muskateller

Breitenfelder Breiteln Gruner Veltliner (13.5%, £12.62, Alpine wines)


Weinviertel Pinot Blanc (12.5%, £12.62, Alpine wines)

gorgeous, peachy

Sainsbury Taste the Difference Gruner Veltliner 2013 (£7.50; 12.5% abv)

herbal, peppery

Domaine Wachau Terraces Gruner Veltliner 2013 (£7.99 Waitrose; 13% abv)

pristine – two reliable buys ideal with Asian noodle dishes and salads


The Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Tesco finest* Slovenian Riesling. £7.99, Tesco

juicy with a refreshing citrusy zestiness

2012 Edna Valley Chardonnay California. £8.99, Majestic

shows plenty of peachiness and subtle oak

2012 Mount Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Noir, Central Otago. £25.99, Waitrose

shows the delicious mulberry flavours of pinot noir


the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Pinot Grigio, La Prendina Estate, Lombardy £7.99 Marks & Spencer

weight of ripe, juicy pear and squeeze of citrus

2013 Gossip Pinot Grigio Ramato, Di Lenardo £13.99, The Solent Cellar

instantly appealing, with a perfume of flowers and strawberries

2012 Dessimis Pinot Grigio, Vie di Romans, Friuli Isonzo £32.99, AG Wines

a young densely structured wine with peach, ripe melon and Asian spice

the Scotsman – Brian Elliot

Asda 2013 Extra Special Barossa Valley Shiraz. £5.98

ripe and powerful red; full but juicy flavours of cherry and plum

2012 Abadia de San Campio Albarino, Terras Gauda. £16.50 L’Art du Vin

fresh, pink grapefruit acidity; pithy orange flavour