Wine: Something for the weekend

 

Night in

2009 Santa Rita Medalla Real Carmenère, Leyda Valley

Deep-hued red displaying the camphor aromatics of Chile's grape with a herb-infused opulence of dark berry fruitiness. £11.99, buy 2=£7.99,Majestic

Dinner party

2012 Sancerre Roc de L'Abbaye, Florian Mollet

An outstanding expression of the sauvignon grape in its heartland, this dry Loire white shows subtle herbs and gooseberry flavours. £13.99, down from £15.99, Sainsbury's

Splash out

2011 Neudorf Tom's Block Nelson Pinot Noir

This pinot is initially sweetly fragrant but later develops into something etched with mineral freshness. Around £20 bottle/case, Lay & Wheeler, Richard Dawes, mustwines.co.uk

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