2007 Orovela Saperavi Kakheti, Georgia: £16.99, waitrose.com
This accomplished Georgian red shows bright, spicy black fruit aromas and appetisingly sappy fresh blackberry fruit.
2011 Château Thivin, Côte de Brouilly, Cuvée Godefroy: £18.95,
Beaujolais and Beyond, Berry Bros & Rudd
Moreishly easy to drink, this is a succulent, mouthwatering gamay.
2013 MJ Janeil Gros Manseng Sauvignon: £7.75, oddbins.com
Think Loire Valley sauvignon and then add a sherbet-grapefruit zest to this lively Côtes de Gascogne with its spring-like crackle of freshness.
2013 Iona Chardonnay: £14.99, dbmwines.co.uk
From Elgin's cool, ocean-misty vineyards in the Cape, this is a beguiling chardonnay made in the burgundian mould, with an elegantly nutty finish.
2014 Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand: £7.50, sainsburys.co.uk
Freshly-mown grass and elderflower scents draw you into this vintage sauvignon blanc.
2011 Sesti Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany: £20.99, agwines.com
This delightful sangiovese is cherry balanced by oak and a deliciously savoury freshness.
For a versatile bottle to toast the start of spring, our pick is the MJ Janeil Gros Manseng Sauvignon.
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