Wines of the week: Loimer Kamptal Gruner Veltliner 2011; Reserve Combes AOC St Chinian 2011; Minarete Ribera del Duero 2011
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 19 May 2013
Loimer Kamptal Gruner Veltliner 2011
Austria's vinous pride and joy, Gruner Veltliner gets a top-quality outing in Morrisons' revamped range. A highly individual grape, its flavours of wood smoke and white pepper, with touches of apple and citrus, make this full-bodied and satisfying. Great with roast pork or chicken with tarragon sauce. £14.99, morrisonscellar.com
Reserve Combes AOC St Chinian 2011
St Chinian is one of the best of the numerous wine districts of the Languedoc. A beautifully balanced blend of Syrah and Grenache, this is a near-perfect example of a modestly priced, unpretentious, southern French table wine. Soft, approachable and eminently drinkable, particularly to wash down some organic sausages or a home-made pizza. £7.49, Waitrose
Minarete Ribera del Duero 2011
Stunning value in this Tempranillo from Aldi, which constantly surprises in its wines. Typically rich Ribera del Duero flavours of dark chocolate and cherries, with some tobacco and leather notes, this is a steal for barbecues, but would not disgrace a butterfly roast leg of lamb. £5.49, Aldi
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