Wine: Something for the weekend

 

NIGHT IN

2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays du Val de Loire

An aromatic summery dry white whose herb and nettle scents are supported by a zesty green pepper and gooseberry fruit. £6.49, Marks & Spencer

DINNER PARTY

2011 Zind Humbrecht Reserve Pinot Gris

A big wine from a giant Alsatian winemaker, intensely spicy and full-bodied with a spritz of honey-flecked apple and peach flavours. £14.99, buy 2 = £12.99, Majestic

SPLASH OUT

2011 Conterno Fantino Langhe Nebbiolo Ginestrino, Langhe

This shows the classic floral fragrance of the nebbiolo grape with spice-tinged cherry and plum fruit. £17.49, Great Western Wine, Bath (01225 322810)

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