Terry Kirby on the best bottles to buy this week

Sunday lunch

Château de Santenay Mercurey Rouge 2012

The first of three reds for autumn drinking, the fungal, earthy aromas of this beguiling Burgundian feel so appropriate for the season, with juicy, chewy red fruits on the palate and an enticing finish just right for meals of wild mushrooms, lighter game or pork with apples. £16.95, slurp.co.uk; £16.67, thefinewinecompany.co.uk (minimum order of six bottles)

Midweek meal

Negroamaro 2013

This gorgeous plummy red from Puglia in the heel of Italy is also perfect for the early autumn – it packs a terrific flavourful punch, has a lovely freshness and is a wonderful wine for all kinds of meaty pasta and supper dishes such as sausages and mustard mash. £7.49, Marks & Spencer

Bargain basement

Tiger Horse Old Vine Cinsault 2013

Delivering a 15%ABV, this South African take on the southern French staple grape is light in body, but heavier in flavour, with a real cherry-fruit kick, mingling sweetness and spice to great effect. Great value for everyday drinking and well worth buying today at the offer price, which ends tonight. £4.99 (normally £6.99), morrisons.com

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