11th July 2016 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Te Awa Leftfield Albariño, New Zealand 2015 (£11.22, cambridge wine; nzhouseofwine; halifax wine co)
a dazzingly pure blend of lemon and lime and juicy apricot
Pagos del Rey Pulpo Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain 2014 (£9.99, wine rack)
floral subtlety and peachy charm
Palacio de Fefiñanes Albariño, Rías Baixas 2015 (£15.99, Waitrose)
mineral-saltiness and thrilling acidity; blossom, pear and peach

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

FLEUR DE D’ARTAGNAN RESERVE BLANC, St Mont, France. £8.49 Rude Wines
Refreshing appley grapefruity notes, juicy zesty acidity
LA SALETTE COTES DE GASCOGNE 2014 Famille Duffour. £7.95 Berry Bros & Rudd
Blend of lemony nutty flavours in a surprisingly rich weighty palate
FEATEASCA REGALA DE CEPTURA 2013,Dealu Mare, Romania. £9.75 Berry Bros
Pungent grapey, exotic fruit flavours similar to a heavy Muscat style
AMALAYA TORRONTES-RIESLING 2015, Argentina. £9.99 Valvona & Crolla; Aitken; Ellies
Enchanting floral nose, banana and lychee flavours, crisp mountain freshness
Sweet Eastern spice notes with a honeyed aftertaste – ideal for summer
NURAGUS PEDRAIA 2015 Cantina Santadi, Sardinia. £12.95 Valvona & Crolla
Very nutty white with pearskin aromas, slightly spritzy on opening
ROUSSETTE DE BUGEY-MONTAGNIEU 2014 Dom. Peillot, Savoie, France. £12.95 Wine Society
Floral yeasty honeyed notes, a vivid mountain freshness mingled with lemony fruit
MALAGOUSIA SINGLE VINEYARD 2015 Gerovassiliou, Greece. £13.94-£15 thedrinkshop; winetrust100.co.uk; Inverarity
Rich enchantingly citric dry white – partly oaked
DRY FURMINT 2015 Disznoko, Tokay, Hungary. £11.95/£12.95 Lea & Sandeman; Richard Granger; Oxford Wine; H2Vin
Sleek fresh vibrant unoaked white with grapefruit, apple and lime
THE FLOWER & THE BEE 2014 Coto de Gomariz, NW Spain. £12-£14 Woodwinters; Harvey Nics
Enchanting peachy apricot rich creamy; zippy fresh and balanced
KERNER 2015 Cantina Isarco, Alto Adige, Italy. £15.95 Caves de Pyrene; buonvino.co.uk
Floral hints and minerally element from Riesling; full creamy palate
LES PERLES DE JONES CARIGNAN GRIS 2014 Domaine Jones, France. £14.95 Wine Society
Very herby aromas, textured oaky notes on the palate with firm acidity

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2015, Portugal (10.5%; Majestic, £5.99)
grass and citrus freshness and a gentle spritz
Kesselstatt Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Kabinett 2014 (some Co-op, £9.99)
delicious; reminiscent of apple strudel; low in alcohol, too
Semeli Mantinia Nasiakos 2015 Greece (12%, The Wine Society, £9.75)
fragrance is like a lemon being peeled in a rose garden at dawn

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Tesco’s own Cava Brut Non-Vintage. (£5)
a simple wine but clean and fruity, a cheerful way to part with £5
Asda’s Extra Special Marques de Portola Cava 2013 (£7.98)
has attractive apple and pear notes
Codorniu Cuvée Barcelona Brut NV (Sainsbury’s, £13)
richer, food-friendly
Waitrose In Partnership Castillo Perelada NV (Telegraph Wine, £9.49)
Morrisons’ M Signature Vintage Cava 2013 (£6.50 until 7 August)
award-winning sparkler – fresh and lively with masses of crisp bubbles
Cava Heretat El Padruell Brut NV (Marks & Spencer, £8)
relatively rich depth of flavour and toasty/orange marmalade nuances
Gramona La Cuvée Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2011 (Berry Bros & Rudd, £21)
bone-dry, with a mouth-watering, clean streak of lemon