Wines of the week: <br></br>Bonic Estate Organic Chardonnay <br></br>2000 Fleurie Cuvée A l'Ancienne

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White
Bonic Estate Organic Chardonnay, £4.99, Tesco

From one of Australia's few biodynamic producers, Frank Bonic, at Jerilderie in Ned Kelly country, this idiosyncratically non-vintage dry white is stainless steel fermented to retain the vivid, fresh quality of the fruit, which is clean and buttery textured with a delicate vanilla fudge-like undertone.

Red
2000 Fleurie Cuvée A l'Ancienne, £7.95, Booths supermarkets, Preston

This is beaujolais' gamay grape at its best and most burgundian. Smelling of pinot noir, this classy beaujolais from Lancashire wine merchant Paul Boutinot is rhubarby and spicy in aroma like a New Zealand pinot noir, with deliciously textured, vivid, delicate rhubarb and cherry fruitiness. An autumnal winner to go with a spicy pasta sauce or roast neck of lamb.

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