25th May 2015 – weekly press roundup

The Observer – David Williams

Domaine Jones Mlle Jones Fitou, France 2013 (£13.99, Majestic)

sun-filled liquorice and herb-inflected red

La Garnacha Salvaje del Moncayo, Spain 2014 (£7.86, Majestic)

pretty, peppery, tangy Spanish garnacha

Maretti Langhe Rosso, Italy 2013 (£8.99, Majestic)

tannins pleasingly bristly, a pinch of earthy savouriness

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Damascene Rose Bubbly (£1.25 a bottle, Luscombe)

intriguing; would make a good substitute for gewurztraminer

Chegworth Valley Apple And Beetroot Juice (£1.95 chegworthvalley.com)

I love it

Elderflower, Yarrow and Lemongrass Immunity Tea (£3.95, attictea.com)

incredibly refreshing; apparently, good for hay fever

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

HERBERT HALL SPARKLING BRUT 2010 (£28, Harvey Nichols; Great Grog)

remarkably complex core of citric fruits, beautifully balanced acidity

NYETIMBER SPARKLING CLASSIC CUVÉE (£28-£32, Waitrose; Luvians; St Andrews Wine)

lovely creamy citric fruits, racy acid and good length


Deliciously crunchy red apple and hedgerow blossom notes provide a citric core

COATES & SEELY SPARKLING ROSÉ NV (£29.95, Berry Bros; www.coatesandseely.com)

incredible balance, fruit concentration and lively, vibrant, natural acidity

WYFOLD VINEYARD SPARKLING BRUT 2010 (£29.99, www.laithwaites.co.uk)

won the Battle of the Bubbles in New Zealand this year


elegant, crisp and refined for the price


Vibrant, with rich red fruit notes, it is a match for rosé champagne

CAMEL VALLEY SPARKLING PINOT NOIR BRUT 2012 (£26.95, www.camelvalley.com)

This is my favourite fizz in their range

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2012 Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rosé Brut, Cornwall £26.95, Camel Valley

their rosé is impossible not to like.

2010 Tickerage ‘Blackboys Vineyard’ Classic, E Sussex £25.99, Waitrose Cellar

tautly wound with citrus, fresh toast and flowers

2011 Bride Valley Cuvée Réserve, Dorset £35.50, Lea and Sandeman

restrained, elegant fizz is one to drink slowly and ponder

the Independent – Terry Kirby


Cantele Primitivo IGT Salento 2012. £11.50, tanners

Bursting with enticing flavours of raspberrys, mulberrys and plums

Edalo Rosado, Condado de Huelva 2014. £9.95, kwmwine.com

fulsome, bright-red fruit flavours and a touch of spice

Hartley’s Block Sauvignon Blanc 2014. £7.85 until 2 June, Waitrose

Classical vibrant acidity, green herbal flavours, shot through with lime

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

La Folie Douce Pinot Noir 2013 France (Tesco, £4.99)

Soft, rounded, plum and mulberryish French pinot

Toscana Bianco 2013 Italy (Marks & Spencer, £6)

dry and refreshing with subtle notes of citrus and apple

Thatchers Katy Medium Dry Cider, Somerset (widely available, from £1.99)

generously juicy, off-dry, soft flavour of the Katy apple

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Pinot Noir. £7.99, The Co-operative

sweetly perfumed with a fruitiness; tempered by its Pacific-cooled freshness

2012 Barossa Valley Estate Shiraz. £9.69 to 2 June, Waitrose

an opulent mouthful of juicy, spice-infused black cherry fruits

2013 Pazo Señorans Albariño. from £14.95, Uncorked, Eclectic Tastes, Cambridge Wines

intense stonefruit is clipped by a zesty saline finish