Under a Fiver: 2004 Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu sur lie, Fief Guérin. £4.99, Waitrose
From a single vineyard planted to old muscadet vines, this is a delightfully fresh example of the Loire grape. The telltale refreshing spritz and piquant acidity makes the dry Atlantic white an excellent match for seafood.
Under a Tenner: 2003 Mas de Guiot Cabernet Syrah, Vin de Pays du Gard. £6.49 or buy 2 = £5.99, Majestic
This is a southern French take on the classic Australian cabernet-shiraz blend with an authentic expression of the cabernet grape's black fruits flavours spiced with syrah for good Mediterranean measure.
Splash Out: 2003 Sainsbury's Premier cru Selection Chablis, Jean-Marc Brocard. £10.99
As a product of a warm and early vintage in the Chablis region, this fine dry white has retained sufficient refreshing acidity to make it a complex, minerally chablis with plenty of fruit concentration and intensity.Reuse content