Under a fiver
2006 Chateaux Selection Bordeaux
Aldi may not be your first stop for wine, but if it can come up with more good value dry whites like this lightly honeyed dry white from Benoît & Valerie Calvet, then you may be heading there more often.
Under a tenner
Asda Extra Special Marques del Norte Reserva
Thoroughly approachable and moreishly drinkable, showing rioja’s typical light vanilla smokiness. Just the ticket for spring lamb chops or braised lamb shanks.
2005 Darting Estate Scheurebe Beerenauslese
Literally “the shy grape”, this hidden gem of a silvanerriesling crossing, is capable of producing astoundingly rich sweet wines, like this fragrantly grapefruity luscious white.