Wines of the week: Montes Outer Limits Apalta CGM; Neethlingshof Estate Pinotage; Pierre Bonnet Crémant de Loire Brut

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
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Sunday lunch

Montes Outer Limits Apalta CGM 2010

A big and ballsy red from Chile's Apalta area, using the southern French staples of Carignan, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Bursting with flavours of poached plums, blueberries and dried figs, with a spicy underpinning, this will age well, but can be drunk now with autumnal casseroles. £19.99, thewinereserve.co.uk; £19.45, kwmwine.com

Midweek meal

Neethlingshof Estate Pinotage 2012

This is a very modern Pinotage from the Stellenbosch region, lacking the sometimes musty and coffee notes of more traditional versions of this South African hybrid. This is medium-bodied, juicy and blackberry-flavoured: appealing, accessible and very moreish. Pork and chorizo meatballs would be a good match. £9.99, winerack.co.uk

Bargain basement

Pierre Bonnet Crémant de Loire Brut

Aldi's Crémant du Jura was one of the great bargain sparklers of recent years and this is an equally stunning replacement – bone-dry, elegantly and fragrantly ethereal, with aromas of spring hedgerows and light citrus flavours. Stock up now for the upcoming party season. £6.79, Aldi

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