Wines of the week: La Linea Tempranillo 2013; Darting Estate Dürkheimer Michelsberg Riesling 2013; Viñas del Vero Luces Red 2013

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

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La Linea Tempranillo 2013

The first of three wines that are not quite what they seem. This may sound Spanish and it's made with Rioja's favourite grape, but it's produced in the cool Adelaide Hills of South Australia. The exceptionally well-made result is most un-Aussie-like: juicy, succulent, some enticing, forward, bright-red fruits and a touch of oak. Drink with lighter roast or braised meats. £17.35,; £17.80,

Midweek meal

Darting Estate Dürkheimer Michelsberg Riesling 2013

Abandon notions of sweetish German Riesling and try this brilliant modern bottle with grilled white fish or prawns as an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. Thrillingly dry, crisp and vibrant, with flavours of green apples and some touches of tropical fruits. £10, Marks & Spencer

Bargain basement

Viñas del Vero Luces Red 2013

This Spanish blend of Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah is undersold by its rather garish label: the reality is a fruity, robust, food-friendly red and a great buy for summer barbecue drinking. There is a very decent rosé as well. £6 (until 7 June, normally £9; minimum purchase of six-bottle case),