Wines of the week: Little Beauty Riesling 2010; Val de Pedron Monastrell Alicante 2010; Sud de France Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 13 October 2013
Little Beauty Riesling 2010
A recent Decanter World Wine Awards winner and yet another classy product of New Zealand's Marlborough region. Bone-dry, exquisitely refined, clean, mineral, lemon and lime flavours on the palate, with a slight sherbet undertow. Drink with seafood. £15.80, aduv.co.uk
Val de Pedron Monastrell Alicante 2010
The heat of the Spanish summer runs through this rich red from Monastrell grapes grown near the coast at Alicante, to warm chilly autumn days. Dark flavours of damsons and blackberries, a touch of figs and chocolate and some spice from oak ageing. Good with any robust casseroles. £7.99, Marks & Spencer
Sud de France Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre
A stunning bargain from the Jean-Claude Mas stable whose similar, but more imaginatively labelled, cheaper range at Majestic featured in this column a couple of weeks ago. This is a very typical, highly drinkable, well-made southern French red blend at a price that can hardly be beaten for quality. £5.99, Aldi
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