04-08-2014 – weekly wine roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirby

Abbotts & Delaunay Zephyr Limoux 2012. £16.99, averys

Well-balanced between fresh, citric minerality and a richer depth

Racine Picpoul De Pinet 2013. £9.30, hhandc.co.uk

zesty pear-drop flavours, followed by a salty, smokey tanginess

Paul Mas Marsanne 2013. £7.99, Co-op

full of bright acidity and a touch of nuts and honey on the finish

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

La Maison Elyse Sauvignon Blanc Colombard 2013 (£4 Asda; 12% abv)

bargain basement; fresh, lemony

Caves de Pegoes Dry Muscat 2013 (£5.75 Wine Society; 12% abv)

ideal August drinking; fragrant, grapey

Rezabal Txacoli Getariako Txakolina 2013 (£9.95 Wine Society; 12% abv)

so bracingly sharp, it’s almost like sucking a lemon

Fortnum’s English Rosé (£15.90; 12% abv)

gloriously summery rosé rather pricey

Primarius Oregon Pinot Noir 2011 (£8.99 Tesco; 12% abv)

light, raspberry-scented


the Observer – David Williams

Primarius Oregon Pinot Noir 2011 (£8.99, Tesco)

zesty, bright pinot from the USA’s Pacific northwest

The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Chinon, Loire, France 2012 (£9.99)

brisk and succulent own-label

Caruso e Minini Perricone Sicily, Italy 2012 (£7.99, Marks & Spencer)

buoyant mix of darkly plummy and ripe red and black cherry fruit

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Waitrose San Leo Prosecco Brut. £6.99 Aug 13 – Sep 9

fill your fridge with this buzzing bubbly

Tesco Finest Bisol Prosecco Brut. £7.19

Stockpile for the summer

Aldi Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene. £7.49

Buzzing with bright fruit, it’s just brilliant

Prosecco Brut ‘Sylvoz’ Treviso Le Colture. £12.50 Corney & Barrow

Delicate scent, alive with fruity finesse

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Languedoc Red 2013. £2 for £12

Scented plump red with a sprinkle of subtle spice

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Asda Wine Selection Asti North-west Italy (£5.25 for 75cl)

sweet, fresh green grapes and juicy kiwi-fruit flavours

Waitrose Seriously Peachy Ltd Reserve Pacherenc, France (£8.99 13 Aug – 9 Sep)

slightly bitter note of lemon peel; peachy sweetness

Darting Estate Huxelrebe Beerenauslese 2011, Germany (some M&S, £19 for 50cl)

succulent tang of acidity; delectable juicy apple, apricot and white peach


The Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Morrisons Chenin Blanc, Western Cape. £6.99, Morrisons

refreshingly aromatic with apple and quince undertones

2012 Harvey Nichols Watervale Riesling. £16

Clean, zingy and refreshingly lime-scented

2012 Christian Bellang Bourgogne Blanc Sous la Velle. £19, Oddbins

intensely peachy with an opulent flavour

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Coteaux Varois en Provence, Domaine La Chautarde £7.49 Majestic

nods to the fresher side of red fruit – cranberries and redcurrants

2013 Domaine de Rimauresq, Cotes de Provence £10.85, All About Wine

Strawberries, southern French herbs such as thyme and a salty inference

2013 Bandol, Domaine Tempier £24.95, Lea and Sandeman

swirling, complex palate of cream, spice and herbs