Wines of the Week: La Vicalanda Reserva 2005; Tres olmos Verdejo Rueda 2010; Cuvée de Richard Rosé 2010
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 07 August 2011
La Vicalanda Reserva 2005
From the vineyards surrounding the town of Hero, where there are bodegas on just about every street, this is a big, authoritative, elegant Rioja. Aged for one year in oak barrels, then allowed to think about itself for another two, the result is well-developed woody, black-fruit flavours and a long finish that deserve rare beef, game or mature, hard cheeses. £15.99, Wine Rack
Tres olmos Verdejo Rueda 2010
A very different type of Spanish bottle from the Rueda region, where the Verdejo grape is dominant, this hasa Sauvignon Blanc-style crispness, minerality and a finish with notes of bitter almonds and lemons. Excellent with dishes such as shellfish risotto, it is part of a new range of decently priced, modern Iberians from the Wine Society. £7.50, thewinesociety.com
Cuvée de Richard Rosé 2010
An utterly unpretentious, "does what it says on the label" Cinsault-based, screw-capped rosé from Hérault in the South of France, this is perfect for outdoor drinking at this time of year. Light, clean and refreshing with dry, berry-fruit flavours, it is best served ice-cold as a party drink or with tomato-based pasta dishes and salads. £4.99, majestic.co.uk (as part of a minimum purchase of your choice of six bottles)
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