Wines of the week: Château du Seuil Graves Blanc 2011/2012; Torres Viña Esmeralda 2013; Arbol de Vida Pinot Grigio 2014

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
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Château du Seuil Graves Blanc 2011/2012

An exceptional award-winning white from a venerable Bordeaux château, owned by a Welsh family since the 1980s. Semillon grapes, sharpened by a little Sauvignon Blanc and given a little time in oak: restrained, fresh, crisp, lemony, but with a distinct smoky tinge. Partner with cold or smoked salmon or shellfish. £13.99, virginwines.co.uk

Midweek meal

Torres Viña Esmeralda 2013

A beguiling and unusual blend of Moscatel and Gewürztraminer from Catalunya, this is deceptively complex, with a mix of spice, apricots, grapefruit and a slight taste of honey, but all deliciously lightly bodied, at just 11 per cent ABV. The perfect glass for a summer salad or seafood, preferably in the garden. £8.49, Waitrose, Tesco

Bargain basement

Arbol de Vida Pinot Grigio 2014

The winemakers in Mendoza, Argentina, have transformed the sometimes-insipid Pinot Grigio into something much more intriguing and substantial: rich and exotic fruit flavours and floral aromas, but remaining crisply dry on the palate. Simply lovely. £7, Marks & Spencer

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