Under a fiver: 2003 Tesco Finest Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, £4.99, Tesco

Under a fiver: 2003 Tesco Finest Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, £4.99, Tesco

No one does good-value sauvignon quite like Chile, and this crisp, nettley blend of grapes from Curico and the cool climate region of Limari is no exception. An ideal summer's day sipper or a match for prawn cocktail and grilled white fish.

Under a tenner: 2003 Carmen Winemakers Reserve Chardonnay, Casablanca, Chile, £8.99, Waitrose

Another exceptional Chilean white that makes the most of its origins in a cool climate. This fresh, peachy dry white, with subtle flavours and nutty and vanilla notes, benefits from fermentation in French oak.

Splash out: 2003 Pouilly Fuissé, Terroirs Rare, Christophe Cordier, £17.99, Majestic

A cracking southern white burgundy from a talented Mâconnais grower who amalgamates grapes from old vines in the Vers Pouilly, Vignes Blanches and Les Champs vineyards of Fuissé to produce a stylish, modern, intense dry white.

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