Wines of the week: Peraj Petita Celler de Capçanes, Do Montsant 2011; Ciro Rosso Gaglioppo, Santa Venere 2013; Explorers Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
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Sunday lunch

Peraj Petita Celler de Capçanes, Do Montsant 2011

From a small, renowned co-operative near Tarragona, made with organic, old-vine Garnacha grapes, comes this stunning, well-balanced red: ripe, full-bodied and concentrated, but at the same time juicy with a fresh finish. Very moreish. £12.95, bbr.com

Midweek meal

Ciro Rosso Gaglioppo, Santa Venere 2013

Another gem from the Wine Society's current good-value Italian range – punching well above its weight, a lovely, rounded, medium-bodied red from Gaglioppo grapes, organically grown in Calabria in the deep south of Italy. For all tomato-based pasta dishes and the first casseroles of autumn. £8.25, thewinesociety.com

Bargain basement

Explorers Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Yes, there is masses of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc packing the high-street shelves and most of it is a very high quality, if not always distinctive – but this new wine at the Co-op scores on price as well as typical vibrancy. Classic gooseberry, tropical fruits and green vegetal flavours. Perfect for a party, excellent with all white fish. £6.99, Co-op

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