Wines of the week: Altitude By Duorum 2011; Domaine Astruc Pinot Noir Reserve 2012; Peter Yealands Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Sunday lunch

Altitude By Duorum 2011

A big, modern Portuguese red, made from the traditional port grape mix of Touriga Franca and others, well balanced between expressive red and black fruits, hints of cassis and a firm structure, ending in a long finish. A braised rabbit or a chicken-and-chorizo casserole would be ideal. £12.99, laithwaites.co.uk

Midweek meal

Domaine Astruc Pinot Noir Reserve 2012

Not all French Pinot Noir is Burgundian and not all Languedoc reds are boisterously spicy blends. The result of Domaine Astruc's cooler microclimate, this has Pinot's intrinsic silky elegance but also a distinctly Mediterranean richness and depth. Lovely with any tomato-based pasta or a mushroom risotto. £8.80, addisonwines.com

Bargain basement

Peter Yealands Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Top-quality new wine from a highly respected producer, made in a terrific year from different parcels of grapes in the Awatare Valley. The result is classic Sauvignon Blanc: bone-dry, crisply refreshing but topped with flavours of guava, grapefruit and hints of green herbs. £7.49 (until 4 March; normally £9.99), Sainsbury's

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