Wines of the week: Best bottles for Mother's Day

Three for a special meal, to pick up on the high street today…

A red for a roast…

Frares Priorat 2012

A gem from Catalonia's Priorat area, home of fantastic reds. An unoaked and full-bodied blend from old Carignan and Grenache vines, this has spicy, juicy flavours of liquorice, plums and mulberries. Fresh and enticing – so watch the 14.5 per cent ABV. £13, Marks & Spencer

A white for fish…

Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc

The grassy, herby, zesty flavours of a good Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc always spell spring. This new mid-priced bottle from a highly rated producer is ideal for almost any simply cooked fish or shellfish, particularly if there is an Asian twist. £7.50 (until 24 March; usually £10), Sainsbury's

A bargain champagne…

Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NV

Loads of discounted champagne around for Mother's Day, but this is one of the best. Instantly recognisable from the red Légion d'Honneur bottle slash, Mumm is a reliable marque producing top-notch sparkling: poised, balanced fruit-and-brioche flavours. £19.99 (offer ends today; normally £34.49), Bargain Booze; £24.99 (until Tuesday; normally £33.49), Waitrose

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