Wines of the week
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 30 June 2013
Bodega Colome – Torrontes 2012
Torrontes grapes from what is claimed to be the highest-altitude vineyard in the world, as well as the oldest in Argentina, create a wine which is fabulously floral and intensely citric on the nose with dry, fresh, tropical-fruit flavours on the palate. Complex, distinctive and immensely appealing. Lightly spiced Asian fish dishes are in order. £10.50, winedirect.co.uk; £9, thefinewinecompany.co.uk
Anciano Gran Reserva Tempranillo Valdepenes 2004
Terrific value for a midweek wine – real mature depth from oak maturing of the Tempranillo grapes, grown under the hot sun of central Spain. Well balanced between distinctive baked fruits, chewy tannins and yet retaining some vibrancy on the palate. Good with pasta and meat sauces or a simple steak. £8.99, Waitrose
Cotes de Provence
Not much to go on with the label –a typical blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsault and it is from somewhere in Provence, in a characteristically shaped bottle. But who cares when it is this good – a lovely orange-pink colour, refreshing, slightly spicy, full of fruit flavours. A perfect rosé for picnics. £5.99 Aldi
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