10th August 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Adega de Pegoes Colheita Seleccionada, Portugal 2014 (£6.75, The Wine Society)

a savoury seriousness to go with its ripe orchard fruit

Almeida Garrett Mountain Chardonnay, Portugal 2012 (£7.99, Averys)

tension, balance and richness

Alvaro Castro Dao Branco, Portugal 2013 (£10.95, Noel Young)

rippling apple, pear and peach

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (£12 Sains, £12.80 Tanners)

20% of the blend was also aged in botte to reduce the oak influence

Vina Zorzal Garnacha 2014 (£6.50 Wine Society; 13.5% abv)

basic, unoaked, juicy

Planeta Eruzione 1614 2013 (£18.50 Great Western Wine; 13% abv)

tinglingly fresh

Shenk Reggiano Rosso 2014 (£6 Marks & Spencer)

bright, juicy; a still lambrusco; a modest 12% abv and all the more refreshing for it

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2014 Frappato di Sicilia Nicosia, Sicily £7.95, Wine Society

delicate, outrageously fruity (think of the most intense strawberries imaginable)

2014 Coteaux Bourguignons Henry Fessy, Burgundy, France £9, M&S

invigorating – redcurrants and cherries of both colours – a dusting of spice

2014 Bardolino Monte del Fra, Veneto, £9.30, Field & Fawcett; Ashdown Wines

full of fruit – raspberries and tart mulberries

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon 2013. £13.99, slurp

fresh and bright, with clear, light citrusy flavours of lemon and pink grapefruit

Savoie Blanc ‘Coeur Terroir’ 2014. £9, Marks & Spencer

As delicate as an Alpine flower and as fresh and flinty as a mountain stream

Cazas Novas Avesso Vinho Verde 2014. £6.95, thewinesociety

stone fruits, refreshing, zesty and uncomplicated

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Tagus Creek 2013/2014 Tejo, Portugal (Asda, £4.25)

A true bargain: rich and slightly peppery, with plenty of strawberry and plum

Chiaretto 2014 Monferrato, Italy (Marks & Spencer, two for £12 until 7 Sep)

elegant Italian rosato with tangy notes of raspberry and watermelon

Pizarras del Otero 2014 Bierzo, Spain (Majestic, £6.66 until 31 August)

A thoroughly modern, vivacious, fruity rosado with ripe red-berry flavour

Finest Domaine de Sours Bordeaux Rose 2014 (Tesco, £6.79)

well-balanced, subtle

The Co-op Truly Irrestibile Pic Saint Loup Rosé 2013, Languedoc (£6.99)

more punchy and peppery, red-cherryish

Aldi Toro Loco Rosé NV, Utiel-Requena, Spain, just £3.79

perfectly palatable party pink

Tanners French Rosé 2014, Côtes de Gascogne (Tanners, £7.50)

fresh, gorgeously aromatic and strawberry-packed

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Le Stelle Vermentino di Sardegna 2013 (£8.99, Waitrose)

fragrant aromas, peach and lemon fruits – disappointing in terms of herby character

Vermentino di Sardegna ‘Iocalis’ 2014 Melis (£8.25, The Wine Society)

A vibrant, unoaked, herby, crisp, dry white; disappointingly bitter on the finish

Vermentino Aragosta 2013 Santa Maria la Palma (£10.95, Valvona & Crolla)

lively fresh, vibrant palate with almond and marzipan notes to the finish

Vin de Corse Vermentino 2014 Domaine Saparale (£14.95, Yapp Bros)

reminds me of lying in a wildflower meadow – such an enchanting floral aroma

Cantaro Vermentino 2013 (£6.98, Asda)

Italian nuttiness and a touch more richness than Languedoc vermentinos

Vermentino ‘Solosole’ 2014 Poggio al Tesoro (£17, Drinkmonger)

lovely intense spiciness and rich herby notes, citric fruit concentration

The Venturer Series Vermentino 2014 (£4.79, Aldi)

a hint of the herby note, but is mainly lemony and zesty

Languedoc roussillon Paul Mas Vermentino 2014 (£6.74/£8.99, Majestic Wine)

one of the few decent bargain vermentinos which isn’t too neutral in flavour

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2014 PX, Elqui Valley, Chile. £7, Marks & Spencer

like a ripe bordeaux blend with a lemony freshness; appley twist

2012 The Lioness Shiraz. £8.99 until 11 August, The Co-operative

flavours of plum tempered by a tell-tale touch of cool climate pepper

2012 Vasse Felix Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River. £23.99, Waitrose

tinged with fresh mintiness; chocolatey fruit is focused by a firm finish