04 April 2017 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Moobuzz Pinot Noir, California, USA 2013 (£17, Roberson)
fluently juicy; comparing favourably with similarly priced New Zealand pinot
Varner Foxglove Zinfandel, California, USA 2014 (£17.95, Stannary Wine)
gorgeously svelte, succulent, silky zinfandel
Ruth Lewandowski Naomi Grenache Gris, California 2015 (£29.99, Les Caves)
fascinating full dry white mix of baked apple and minerals

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Lidl Roero Arneis 2015 (£8.99; 13% abv)
a delicate, almondy white from Piedmont
Louis Dupleix Hautes-Côtes de Beaune White Burgundy (£9.99; LIDL)
posh-looking, seductively creamy
Veneto Bianco from Vigneti del Sole (£6.99;LIDL)
appealingly fragrant; would make a great after-work white
Corte Allodola Pinot Grigio (£5.99 LIDL)
unusually decent

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Triade Fiano/Falanghina/Greco 2015 (£8.79 Waitrose)
Apricot and orange peel notes, creamy nuttiness, fresh and zippy
The Society’s Falanghina 2015 (£8.25 The Wine Society)
leafy, zesty with soft palate texture and a crisp dry finish
Falanghina Dipaolo 2015 Terredora (£9.99/£11.99 Majestic)
leafy scented dry white with its stone fruit flavours
Falanghina Beneventano 2015 (£7.50 Marks & Spencer)
Nutty zesty zippy version with distinct herby aromas
Falanghina 2016 Vesevo (£11.99 Valvona & Crolla; Lockett Bros)
Leafy, rounded and soft with plenty of crispness
Falanghina Biblos 2015 (£13.50 Oddbins)
Fresh blossom, herby with pineapple notes, a rich texture
Falanghina del Sannio ‘Serrocielo’ 2015 Feudi San Gregorio (£17 strictlywine; Wine Poole; Two Corks)
Intense spring blossom and tropical fruit aromas, quite weighty

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Xavier and Nicolas Barbet Moulin-à-Vent 2014. £14.99 hennings; £15.49 vineyardsofsherborne
deep, juicy black fruits, hints of tar, tobacco and earth
Saint-Amour Domaine des Billards 2015.£12.99 fraziers; £13.99 oxfordwine
silky, mouth filling and packed with a mixture of black and red fruits
Jean-Claude Lapalu Brouilly Vieilles Vignes 2015. £19.99 gwines
rich layers of dark berry fruit flavours; underlying supple freshness

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016. Aldi, £5.99
great value, dry and packed with raspberry flavour
Beronia Tempranillo Rosado 2015, Rioja. Ocado, £9.29
fairly rich and soft, so full enough for a plate of ham
The Ned Pinot Noir Rosé 2016, Marlborough. Majestic, £10.99
singing with fresh strawberries and juicy watermelon
Coquille d’Oc Rosé 2016, Domaine de Sainte Rose. Waitrose, £7.49
Citrus fruit and red berries mingle in this perky pink
Le Froglet Rosé 2016, France. Marks & Spencer, £8
Simple but appealing, on the crisp and slightly tart side