Wines of the week: Domdechant Werner Hochheimer Riesling Classic 2011; Domaine De Pellehaut Rosé 2012; Borsao Garnacha 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 15 September 2013
Domdechant Werner Hochheimer Riesling Classic 2011
From single-estate grapes grown on chalky slopes overlooking the Rhine near Mainz. Aromatic, fulsome, with warm, nutty, buttery flavours and balanced with a good acidity keeping it just the right side of off-dry, its versatility makes it fine as an aperitif, or with shellfish, goat's cheese or pear-based desserts. £12.49, laithwaites.co.uk
Domaine De Pellehaut Rosé 2012
With our fingers crossed that there'll be some warmish September evenings to open a chilled rosé, this mainly Merlot blend has loads of vibrant berry-fruit flavours and is full-bodied enough to enjoy with pasta or light chicken dishes. £7.25, thesecretcellar.co.uk; £7.95, fromvineyardsdirect.com (as part of purchase of six mixed bottles)
Borsao Garnacha 2012
Wine guru Robert Parker is said to have dubbed this "the greatest value-for-money red in the world". Well, maybe, but this Spanish red is still a really good deal for the price – bright, peppery, cherry flavours, cleanly refreshing, highly drinkable and good with almost any kinds of foods, particularly tapas. £5.99, noblegreenwines.co.uk; £7, winetrust100.co.uk
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