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2003 Cono Sur Viognier; 2001 Ascheri Barbera d'Alba; 2002 Hochheimer Kirchenstück Riesling Spätlese
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Under a fiver: 2003 Cono Sur Viognier, Colchagua Valley, Chile, £4.24, Majestic Wine Warehouses

Under a fiver: 2003 Cono Sur Viognier, Colchagua Valley, Chile, £4.24, Majestic Wine Warehouses

Down from £4.99 when you buy any two Chilean wines, this is a winning, dry, rich and powerful viognier. Tropical peach and mango freshness is maintained by incisive acidity. Try it with salmon or tuna fishcakes.

Under a tenner: 2001 Ascheri Barbera d'Alba, Vigna Fontanelle, £8.49, Sainsbury's

Piemonte's once-workhorse barbera grape has been reinvented as a crisp, cherryish, modern red that goes beautifully with typical everyday Italian dishes. A vibrant damson and cherryish red with a touch of spicy oak.

Splash out: 2002 Hochheimer Kirchenstück Riesling Spätlese, Franz Künstler, £13.99, Waitrose (23 branches)

If you can find this delectable, superbly crafted off-dry riesling, don't miss out. Chill and drink on its own - it has mouthwatering intensity of flavour and Cox's apple-like crunch and crispness.

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