7th September 2015 – weekly press roundup

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the Observer – David Williams

Ara Single Vineyard Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand 2013 (£10.99, Waitrose)

a particularly glowing and fluent example

Josmeyer Pinot Blanc Mise du Printemps, Alsace, France 2014 (£11.50, Wine Society)

a more dainty style of dry white with apples, blossom and spring freshness

Litmus White Pinot, Surrey, England 2011 (£22, Marks & Spencer)

a dry white of biscuity richness, berries and apples

The Guardian – Fiona Beckett

Palacios Louro Godello 2014 (£17 The Good Wine Shop; 13.5% abv)

seductively creamy

Gaba do Xil Godello Valdeorras 2014 (£8.75 Wine Society, £11.25 Good Wine Shop)

From Telmo Rodriguez; lush

Pizarras de Otero Bierzo Mencia 2014 (£6.66 on offer Majestic; 13% abv)

easily accessible – and affordable; exuberantly juicy

Petit Pittacums Tinto (£9.06 Caves de Pyrène; £11.99 Smiling Grape)
Petit Pittacums Rosado (£9.06 Caves de Pyrène; £11.99 Smiling Grape)

I love both; charming

El Castro de Valtuille Mencia Joven 2013 (£10.20 Yorkshire Vint.; £10.50 Good Wine Shop)

wild, raunchy; packed with delicious, dark berry flavours

the Telegraph – Hamish Anderson

2013 Exquisite Collection Pinot Noir, Wairarapa £6.99, Aldi

showing the darker side of pinot with ripe damsons

2013 The Society’s Exhibition Single Vineyard Otago Pinot Noir, Otago £13.95

soaring blackberry fruit and spice are kept fresh by a good lick of acidity

2013 Akitu Pinot Noir, Otago £27, The New Zealand Cellar

gloriously perfumed, silky and complex

the Independent – Terry Kirby

Chapel Down English Sparkling Rose NV. £22, Marks & Spencer

Redolent of piquant late summer berries and the scent of hay and hedgerows

Tenuta di Aljano Settefilari Lambrusco Reggiano. £9.19 until 15 September, Ocado

dry and serious wine: dark, fruit-and-nut chocolate flavours, softly tannic

Nautilus Marlborough Cuvee NV. £18.50, thenewzealandcellar.com

Toasty, golden bubbles, real depth of flavour; distinctive New World tropical fruit

the Telegraph – Victoria Moore

Domaine de Peyronnette 2014 Monbazillac. France (13%, Lidl, £7.99 for 75cl)

It tastes of frangipane, poached and baked apricots, and crème patissiere

Fiefs des Comelias Reuilly Cuvee Prestige 2014 France (12.5%, Lidl, £8.99)

Fine sauvignon blanc, delicate and reminiscent of cut grass

Serabel Cotes du Rhone Villages Chusclan 2014 France (14%, Lidl, £5.99)

A pretty decent damsons and dust red Cotes du Rhone blend for the price

The Scotsman – Rose Murray-Brown

Vin de Corse Blanc 2014 Domaine Saparale (£14.95, Yapp Bros)

An enchanting floral aroma with a definite sage and spice note on the palate

Vin de Corse 2014 Domaine Culombu Blanc (£13.49, Caves de Pyrene)

crisp, dry, zesty white with a herby, savoury edge

Corse Calvi Fiumeseccu Blanc 2012 Domaine d’Alzipratu (£10.95, Wine Society)

More body and richness with that distinctive herbiness from the vermentino grape

The Society’s Corsican Rosé 2014 Clos Culombu (£8.75)

this is a great rosé at a very decent price

Coteaux du Cap Corse Rosé 2014 Domaine Pieretti (£15.95, Yapp)

This is a pale dry rosé made by one of only two female vignerons on Corsica

Patrimonio Morta Maio Rouge 2011 Domaine Antoine Arena (£22-£29, Caves Pyrene; Wine Soc)

mature, spicy, herby 100 per cent nielluccio from the famous Patrimonio appellation

Vin de Corse Rouge 2012 Domaine Torraccia (£13.95, Yapp)

Earthy, herby, but a little light in body similar to a lighter Cotes du Rhone

the Independent – Anthony Rose

2013 Gerard Bertrand Merlot Reserve Spécial, Languedoc. £8.99, Morrisons

This plum-centred wine is rich with a polished oak veneer

2011 McGuigan the Shortlist Chardonnay. £11 until Thursday, Asda

tropical fruit and oak bringing a dry burgundian feel

2011 Fontodi Chianti Classico. ~£21, Freerunjuice, Harrogate Wine, Noble Green, Philglas & Swigott, Valvona & Crolla, Noel Young

Dark fruit with a spicy sourness