Under £5

2009 Domaine des Trois Pierres, Costières de Nîmes

This blackberry-scented Rhône blend is full of the joys of mellow autumnal fruit, with a rustic chunkiness that makes it a perfect match for pasta. £4.99, down from £6.69, Waitrose, to 27 September

Under £10

2009 Lenswood Hills Pinot Noir, Pikes, Adelaide Hills

Delicately fragrant with pinot noir's raspberry scent, this 'divine juice of the grape' from the Adelaide Hills boasts opulent fruit enlivened by a nippy freshness. £9.99, Laithwaites (0845 194 7720)

Splash out

2007 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac

This second-growth Château Pichon Baron is a claret whose smoky cassis, dark cherry fruit quality and firm backbone will be more than a match for even the most robust Sunday roast. £23.99, Tesco Fine Wine (95 stores)