Wine: Something for the weekend

 

Couch Potato

Miolo Cuvée Tradition Brut Rosé NV Serra Gaúcha, Brazil

Bring on the spirit of Rio with this strawberry cup Brazilian fizz champagne-method blend of chardonnay and pinot noir, sweet-suggesting yet tantalisingly dry. £8.99, down from £11.99, until 23 September, Waitrose World of Wine Showcase.

Dinner Party

2011 Château Barthès, Bandol Rosé

The Mediterranean enclave of Bandol is one of Provence's top spots for rosé made from mourvèdre, producing a mouthwatering blend brimming with of summer pudding fruit and a lively cranberry-like bite on the finish for shellfish and salads. £11.99, Majestic.

Splash Out

2010 Bodega Chacra Barda Pinot Noir, Rio Negro

From Bodega Chacra in Patagonia, one of the few Argentinian wineries to do pinot noir well, this is a seductively sweet red with a smoky red berry fruit quality and effortless elegance. £18.95, Lea & Sandeman (020 7244 0522).

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