Wines of the week: San Pietro Alto Adige Schiava; Simonnet-Febvre Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc; Trapiche Pinot Noir

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
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San Pietro Alto Adige Schiava 2013

The first of three unusual wines is from Italy's northernmost area. Made with the Schiava grape – called Trollinger over the border in Germany – it is light and floral, with masses of brightly refreshing, red-berry fruit flavours and a spicy finish. Different and beguiling. Serve with pasta with cream sauces, veal escalope or roast chicken. £10.70, hhandc.co.uk; £13.49, ocado.com

Midweek meal

Simonnet-Febvre Saint-Bris Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Also very different is this terrific bottle from Burgundy, normally strictly Chardonnay country. While this is typically crisply mineral, there are some unexpected floral notes. Try with soft goat's cheese or seafood risotto. £9.99, waitrose; £9.99, ocado.com

Bargain basement

Trapiche Pinot Noir 2014

The Mendoza area of Argentina is better known for its full-bodied Malbec, but is also home to one of the world's most challenging grapes – with surprisingly good results. Burgundian Pinot it is not, but, full of cherry and raspberry fruits, it has some surprising depth and a savoury finish. And brilliant value if you act quickly. £4.99 (until 2 December; normally £6.99), Co-op stores

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