Wine: Something for the weekend

 

Night in

2012 The Ned Sauvignon Blanc Waihopai River, Marlborough

New vintage Kiwi sauvignon blanc showing nettle-scented aromas with a concentration of gooseberry and passion fruit flavours in dry mode. £6.66, down from £9.99, Waitrose

Dinner party

2011 Iona Chardonnay

From Iona in cool climate Elgin, this is a superbly crafted Cape chardonnay whose rich fruit shows a creamy, nutty quality that's Burgundian in style yet balanced by a citrusy edge and fine dry aftertaste. £14.99, Marks & Spencer

Splash out

2010 Fortnums Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux Vieilles Vignes

This pristine Chablis from Domaine Louis Michel with its refreshing spritz and rich chardonnay stonefruit is etched with minerality. £23.50, Fortnum & Mason

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