17th September 2018 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Morrisons The Best Nero d’Avola, Sicily, 2017 (£6)
darkly plummy reds; bargain.
Arianna Occhipinti SP68 Bianco, Sicily, 2017 (£22, Les Caves; Buon Vino)
swirl of jasmine, with blood-orange pith, tang and refreshment.
Nicosia Fondo Filara Etna Rosso, Sicily, 2016 (£12.50, Wine Society)
lifted out of the ordinary by the scintillating, riesling-like nervy acidity.

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Côtes du Jura Chardonnay 2016 £9 (usually £11) Sainsbury’s
fascinatingly complex, textured white. Try with roast chicken
Domaine du Florencin Beaujolais Pierres Dorées 2017 £7.95 Wine Society
Juicy, vibrant and joyous – perfect with a baguette and a good hunk of pâté
Villa Blanche Piquepoul Noir 2015 Pays d’Hérault £8.49 larger Waitrose
Exotic, spicy, brambly red from the rare piquepoul noir. Drink with duck
Mâcon-Lugny Les Charmes 2017 Camille Paquet £14.95 Berry Bros & Rudd
Not cheap, but real class. Drink with seafood

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Maree d’Ione Nero di Troia 2016 (£8.79 Waitrose)
Very plummy aroma, soft lush generously fruity palate with hints of cinnamon
Corsiero Nero di Troia 2016 (£9.99 www.laithwaites.co.uk)
Violet, mulled spice and damson aromas; but finish is quite tannic.
Purosangue Corsiero Nero di Troia 2016 (£13.49/£14.99 www.laithwaites.co.uk)
Super-charged fruit, smoky, rich cherry flavours, dense spice
Canace Nero di Troia 2014 Cantina Diomede (£19.99-£23.99 Luvians; Valvona & Crolla; Fine Wine Co)
powerful red with coffee, liquorice notes and a luscious mouthfeel.

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Changyu Noble Dragon Cabernet Gernischt (£10 Sainsbury’s)
rich, dark and chewy, with a rustic edge
Moser Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (£29.95 bbr.com)
bigger and beefier and really well made
Changyu Noble Dragon Riesling (£10 Sainsbury’s)
on the right side of dry, with lovely pear and apple flavours
Changyu Golden Valley Ice Wine (£29 bbr.com)
pitch perfect dessert wine; fresh, pure and as clean on the palate
Orange Gewurztraminer Rossidi 2016 (£19 winebuyers.com)
Dry, with very intense and spicy flavours of quince and almonds
Tblvino Qvevris (£10 marksandspencer.com)
quince-flavoured skin contact orange wine made from Rkatsiteli
Recanati Shiraz, Petit Syrah, Carignan (£11 marksandspencers.com)
full-bodied, rich and spicy red
Pillitteri Estates Carretto Vidal Ice Wine (£12.99 laithwaites.co.uk)
apricot and lychee flavoured
Haywire Free Form Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (£35 redsquirrelwine.com)
almost savoury sauvignon, with muted tropical fruit and a rich depth of flavour