29th April 2019 – wine press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Tesco Finest Viré-Clessé, Burgundy, France 2016 (£12)
creamy textured, brightly fruited chardonnay from southern Burgundy
Tesco Finest SR, South Australia, Australia 2017 (£9)
punchy, aromatic, racy and has just a touch of sugar, an Alsace-alike
Tesco Finest Peumo Carmenère, Valle Cachapoal, Chile 2017 (£9)
all ripe curranty fruit shaded with leafy-herby and soy-savoury notes

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

The Wine Foundry Vinho Verde Avesso 2018. £6.49 Aldi, 12.5%.
white you’ll love if you’re a picpoul or muscadet fan
Les Clos des Chaumes Fiefs Vendéens 2018
F Murail Clos des Chaumes Fiefs Vendéens 2018. £12.95 South Downs Cellars
A refreshingly crisp blend of chenin and chardonnay
TM Rosé Rosato Tenuta Monteti 2018. £15.95 Lea & Sandeman
A glorious, merlot-based rosé. I’d love it with a selection of antipasti
Pisano Progreso Tannat Reserve Pileta 97 2018. £8.95 Wine Society
A happy, exuberant, juicy red from a progressive Uruguayan producer

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

THE SOCIETY’S SAAR RIESLING 2017 von Kesselstatt. £10.50 The Wine Society
Racy, dry, lemony, very grapey, floral sweetness and crisp acidity
DRY RIESLING 2018 Peter & Ulrich Griebeler. £10.99/£12.99 Majestic
Very crisp and dry with plenty of limey fruit notes, stone fruit flavours
ASIA DE CUBA RIESLING 2017 Gunther Hiestand. £12.99 Virgin Wines
Delicate minerality and vibrantly high acidity; honeyed sweetness
SCHEUREBE QbA DRY 2017 Hans Wirsching. £13.50 The Wine Barn
Zesty citric passionfruit flavours, hints of herbs, juicy, light
JECHTINGER GRAUBURGUNDER DRY 2017 Bercher. £14.25 The Wine Barn
Delicious savoury nutty, minerally core – a juicy herby dry white
RIESLING TROCKEN ‘DEVON-SCHIEFER’ 2016 Meulenhof. £14.99 Raeburn
Crisp apply fresh dry Mosel with lemony grapefruity palate
Ripe peachy full-flavoured style, more off-dry
GRAUBURGUNDER SONETT DRY 2017 Dr Heger. £15.55 The Wine Barn
Vibrant light style of Pinot Gris, minerally character
ORGANIC ESTATE RIESLING 2017 Jochen Dreissigacker. ~£16 Aitken; Drinkmonger
Flinty minerality, racy acidity and succulent ripe fruits
RIESLING TROCKEN GELBLACK 2016 Schloss Johannisberg. £17.95 Slurp
Very sleek impressive zesty Riesling with delicious succulence
Very elegant, apple and honey notes, lovely integrated minerality
MAXIMIN RIESLING 2017 Maximin Grunhaus. £19.99 Aitken; Henderson; Valvona
Light appley character with zippy fresh acidity

the Independent – Terry Kirby

PS Petillant Rose NV (£9.89 laithwaites.co.uk)
filled with refreshing strawberry and hints of citrus flavours
Cascina Zerbetta Shan Pan, Pét Nat 2017 (£20 pullthecork.co.uk)
cloudy, richly flavoured, lightly fizzy sauvignon from an organic producer
Di Maria Prosecco (£12.49 ocado.com)
elegant, zesty and everything a proper prosecco should be
Carpene Malvolti Cartizze (£23.99 strictlywine; £25.82 corkingwines)
intense, complex wine, utterly different to most supermarket prosecco
Cremant Du Bourgogne Sainchargny, Émérite 2014 (£14.95 fromvineyardsdirect)
fresh and creamy, but with some complexity from its bottle age
Berry Bros & Rudd Cremant de Limoux (£12.95 bbr.com)
richer, with a slightly honeyed hint from the chenin

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

La Dame en Rose 2018, Terre du Midi, France (M&S, £6)
delicate flavours of fresh strawberries and raspberries
The Exquisite Collection Touraine Rosé 2018, Loire, France. (Aldi, £5.99)
citrus and red apples combining with red berries in a tangy pink
Peter Yealands Sauvignon Rosé 2018, Marlborough, NZ. (Waitrose, £9.99)
cranberry and cherry notes and a herbaceous hint