4th July 2016 – weekly press roundup

the Observer – David Williams

Aldi The Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé 2015 (£5.99)
crisp and gentle Provençal pink; summer-day, post-work refreshment
Waterkloof Cape Coral Mourvèdre Rosé, South Africa 2015 (£9.95, Slurp)
food-friendly chew to its texture; streak of freshening redcurrant acidity
Château d’Aqueria Tavel, Rhône 2015 (£16.25, Eton Vintners; The Sampler)
darker, weightier, more textured pink

the Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2014/15 (11% abv, Waitrose £6.19; Majestic; Wine Soc)
Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Viñedos Barrihuelo Rioja Rosado 2015 (£8; 13.5% abv)
powerful, savoury; perfect barbecue fare
Pepp Blauer Zweigelt 2013 (£7.25 The Wine Society; 12.5% abv)
from Austria, is perfect for a warm summer’s evening
Morandé One to One Reserva Pais 2015 (£6.99 Majestic; 13.5% abv)
quaffable, juicy; from Chile.
Marks & Spencer Coconut and Banana Liqueur (£8 until 1 August, 20% abv)
very tasty, like supercharged, banana-spiked, coconut water
Plantation Pineapple Stiggins Fancy Rum (£33 M&S, £34.50 Gerry’s; 40% abv)
infused with fresh pineapple. That would make an awesome daiquiri

the Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

LAGREIN REATIA 2014 (£7.99 Lidl)
Prominent black cherry fruit aromas, sweet lush blackfruits on palate
LAGREIN RISERVA, CASTEL FIRMIAN 2013 Mezzacorona (£7.95 Wine Society)
Dense ruby, tobacco notes, earthy, blackfruit; slightly smoky edge
LAGREIN DUNKEL 2013 Bottega Vinai (£9.89 Valvona & Crolla)
black cherry fruits, dry, plummy; bitter coffee and chocolate finish
LAGREIN UNTERMOSENHOF 2014 Georg Ramoser (£15 Caves de Pyrene; L’Art du Vin)
leather and tobacco notes, sweet soft tannins, a touch herby
LAGREIN VIGNA STEINRAFFLER 2012 Joseph Hofstatter (£17 Wine Society)
Much more structured with high acidity; classic Italian bitter twist

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Domaine Paget Touraine Rosé Brut NV France (12%, Berry Bros £9.95)
A light pink sparkling rosé that captures the breezy freshness of the Loire
Domaine Saparale Vin de Corse Sartène Rosé 2015 Corsica (13%, Yapp £14.95)
An elegant, vanishingly pale pink; glimmers with hints of fresh herbs
Contesa Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2015 Italy (13%, The Wine Society, £7.25)
plump and ripe, has a squishy softness; tastes of fat sweet-sour raspberries

the Telegraph – Susy Atkins

Truly Irresistible Fiano 2014, Italy The Co-operative £6.99
deep golden hue, with juicy satsuma and peach fruit
Truly Irresistible Bio Bio Valley Malbec 2014, Chile The Co-op £6.99
smooth, ripe, steak-friendly malbec, packed with plump black cherry
Truly Irresistible Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon 2013, The Co-op £9.99
pippy raspberries and dried red cherries with a dab of liquorice

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Wine Atlas Sauvignon Blanc Touraine 2014. £5.97 Asda
perfect as an aperitif or for lighter fish dishes and goats cheese
Domaine De Sainte Rose Coquille D’Oc 2015. £7.49 Waitrose
succulent rosé; typical Syrah/Grenache; full of red fruit flavours
Domaine de La Pinte Arbois 2014. £16.00 Marks & Spencer
Full bodied, aromatic and nutty, with notes of honey and exotic fruit

the Scotsman – Brian Elliott

2015 Dona Paula Estate Malbec, Mendoza. £8.99 Cornelius Wines
hints of cherry and damson behind the classic raspberry fruit
2014 Fête du Gris Sauvignon Gris, France. £9 M&S
herbal freshness, apple and greengage fruit; gentle acidity