Under £6

2010 Rocca Vecchia Falanghina, Puglia

Attractively juicy, this well-made example of the falanghina grape from Puglia is ripe with apple and stonefruit flavours and a lemony squeeze that adds zip and zing to the dry aftertaste. £5.99, Co-op stores

Under £10

2009 Soave Passo Avanti Cantina di Monteforte

Behind today's Soave revival is better treatment of the garganega grape, which can create, as here, an aromatic North Italian dry white, with apple and pear notes and a twist of almond kernel. £8.99, Waitrose

Splash out

2009 Extra Special New Zealand Pinot Noir, Marlborough

This is a fragrant Kiwi pinot noir whose ripe raspberry fruit is nicely framed by vanilla, while strawberry and raspberry flavours are etched with a spicy edge and freshness. £10.18, Asda

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