30-06-2014 – weekly press roundup

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the Independent – Terry Kirby

Cuvee Le Gentleman, Domaine Vintur 2011. £13.95, winedirect; mountainvalleywines

succulent mix of fruit, spice and garrigue herbs

Henri Giraud Esprit Rosé Brut. £37.99, latitudewine; champagnedirect

Full-bodied, rich, mellow, balanced with fine acidity

Costières de Nimes 2011, Winemakers Selection. £6, Sainsbury’s

Spicy, bold and rustic, this is a typical Southern French blend


The Guardian – Fiona Beckett


Morrisons South African Pinotage 2013 (14% abv, £4.49)

robust red; will stand up to spicy marinades

Sainsbury’s Winemakers’ Selection Australian Petit Verdot 2013 (£5; 13.5% abv)

ripe, plummy

Wine Society 2013 Old Vines in Young Hands Tinto (£5.95; 13.5% abv)

brilliant; bright, fragrant red from the Douro Valley in Portugal

Wishbone Pinot Noir 2012 (£8.48 at Asda; 13.5% abv)

pretty, raspberry-scented; from New Zealand’s Marlborough region

Morrisons Signature Navarra Garnacha Rosé 2013 (£6.99; 13% abv)

more than gutsy enough to take on a burger

Palmirinha Mica Vinho Verde 2012 (11% abv, £12, Portuguese Story)

organic, biodynamic; deliciously light; crisply citrussy

Palmirinha Red (10% abv, £15, Portuguese Story)

vibrant; amazingly just 10% – drink with grilled sardines

the Observer – David Williams

Jean-Paul Thévenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2013 (£19.95, Roberson)

deep, savoury, but still with that trademark Beaujolais lightness

Dom Coudert Clos de la Roilette Fleurie 2012 (~£12.95, Lea & Sand; thewinecompany)

effortlessly silky, juicy, and, yes, floral experience

Château de Chénas Moulin à Vent 2011 (Waitrose)

the fruit’s still crunchy and snappy; Beaujolais freshness

Mail on Sunday – Olly Smith

Aldi Exquisite Collection Picpoul de Pinet 2013, France. £5.99

An intensely lemony wine; terrifi value

La Viste Picpoul de Pinet 2013. £7.75, Jeroboams

Bone-dry Picpoul to appeal to fans of wine such as steeky Chablis

Terre des Trieze Vents Picpoul de Pinet 2013. £8.95, Roberson

A peachier style; scrumptuous, moreish and irresistable

Domaine de Morin Lanagran Picpoul de Pinet 2013. £9.25, Corney & Barrow

Delicately scented, this zinger is well worth the price

Pasico Old Vines Monastrell Shiraz 2011, Spain. £6 Sainsbury’s

Spicy, fruity, fulsome red, spot on for a barbecue

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2011 Asda Extra Special Barbera d’Asti, £8

softer than many with blackberry, plum and earthy undertones

2012 Dolcetto d’Alba Cigliuti, £13.75, Lea and Sandeman

A seductive wine; floral, expressive nose; delicate hit of spice

2009 Barbaresco Cascina Morassino, £30, M&S

Heady aromas of violets; black cherries, leather and smoke

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

RIESLING KABINETT TROCKEN 2012 August Kesseler (£14.46, Justerini & Brooks)

Beautifully clean, bright, citric fruit; light, minerally core


Gorgeous bright fruits, gentle honeyed sweetness on the palate

PINOT NOIR TROCKEN 2010 August Kesseler (£23.46, J&B)

elegant spice notes and bright natural acidity

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Estrella Moscatel de Valencia (Morrisons, £4.89)

luscious, light marmalade flavour

Vina Taboexa Albarino 2013 Rias Baixas, (Waitrose, £9.49)

crisp with orchard fruits – green apple and pear, with a twist of lime

Ramon Bilbao Single Vineyard 2012 Rioja, Spain (Majestic, £6.99 on offer)

fresh plum (from garnacha grapes) and strawberry (from tempranillo)