27-06-2011 – weekly press roundup

week beginning 27/06/2011

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Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Chateau de Pizay Morgon 2009, 2 @ £7.99, Majestic

Cherry and berryish with light structure and elegant floral touches

Cuvee Chasseur Pay’s d’Herlaut 2010, £4.35 Waitrose

light, fruity and beautifully gluggable

Tesco Finest Nero d’Avola 2009, £6.99

pumps out plenty of tangy, fruity flavour

Corriente del Bio Pinot Noir 2010, £7.99 M&S

Made in a deft, light style with vibrant fruit to the fore

Laurent Miquel L’Atelier Grenache Syrah Mourvedre 2008, £9.99 Waitrose

Meaty french wine offering a peppery, punchy moreish depth

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Taste the Difference Sancerre 2010 France (12.5%, Sainsbury’s, £12.59)

bone dry, with beautiful flow and a good flinty undertow

Domaine Andre Vatan Les Perrières Sancerre 2009/10 France (12.5%, Yapp £12.25)

grassy, vital, mineral-driven sancerre from a small producer

Vacheron Sancerre 2010 (13%, Waitrose, £18.79)

compact, tightly coiled and complex wine, made from 25-year-old vines

the Independent – Terry Kirkby

Catena Malbec 2008. £11.99, Waitrose, 2 @ £11.99 majestic

lovely, smooth mouthful, with touches of spice and leather

Reserve de La Saurine Rose 2010. £6.49 Marks & Spencer

sharper, spicier taste, although still sufficiently fruity

Southbank Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2010. 2 @ £5.99, majestic

nettles, gooseberries and green apples mingle with passion fruit

the Observer – David Williams

Hilltop Kékfrankos, Eger, Hungary 2009 (£9.50, Wine Society)

vibrant alternative to beaujolais; dark, succulent summer berries

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde, Portugal 2010 (2 @ £4.99 Majestic)

dry, crisp and fresh, with exhilarating, lemony acidity

Marks & Spencer Bluff Hill Sparkling Rosé, New Zealand (£9.99, M&S)

positively explodes with just-ripe red berries and currants

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Mas Belles Eaux Vin de Pays de Caux Rosé 2010 (£7.95, fromvineyardsdirect.com)

elegant blend of syrah and mourvèdre; £2 less than a comparable Provençal rosé

Domäne Wachau Terraces Grüner Veltliner 2010 (£6.36 on offer Waitrose)

neutral, minerally white

Errazuriz Wild Ferment Pinot Noir 2009 (2 @ £9.59 Majestic))

should keep everyone happy. It’s really impressive for a big brand.

Leeuwin Estate Prelude Chardonnay 2008 (£23 The Wine Society)

sumptuously creamy; perfect for scallops, salmon, roast chicken or veal

Scotland on Sunday – Brian Elliot

2009 Marques de Montoya Vintage Brut Cava Spain, 11.5%. 2 for £10, Sainsbury

First-rate, well-balanced vintage fizz with vibrant lemon-based fruit

2009 Gran Vega Garnacha Campo de Borja, Spain, 13.5% £4.17, Asda

everyday red with attractive marzipan, all-spice and black cherry flavours

2009 Stoney Vale Semillon Chardonnay New South Wales, Australia, 13.5% £6.50, Villeneuve

Fresh, mouth-watering white with lemon and green apple and a whisper of oak

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Tesco Finest Picpoul de Pinet, France (two for £10 until 19 July)

Mouthwatering, citrus-zesty and dry, with a twist of white pepper

Asda Extra Special Primitivo 2007, Italy (£5.98 until 25 July)

a real find with its soft, savoury-spicy character

Marqués de Murrieta Capellania Reserva 2006, Rioja (F & M, Berry Bros from £17.50)

magnificent barrel-aged white rioja, rich with nutty, peachy depths

Marks & Spencer Vermentino 2010 (£6.99)

lip-smacking tang of pink grapefruit and hint of freshly picked mint

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