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Wines of the week: The best bottles for summer drinking


Sunday lunch

Wakefield Clare Valley Riesling 2012

Australian riesling is at its best in the Clare Valley – mineral, lime zest and flowery aromas give way to complex flavours of citrus and tropical fruits and green apples, with a bracing acidity and a long finish. All shellfish, but full-bodied enough to match summery chicken dishes. £10.20, kwmwine.com; £10.79, Marks and Spencer

Midweek meals

Rabl Grüner Veltliner Kamptal 2012

The often elusive taste of Gruner is much more accessible in this offering from the longstanding Rabl winery. Unoaked and as refreshing as an Alpine stream, it is packed with flavours of apples and elderflowers, with just the merest hint of smoky complexity. Perfect with all white fish dishes, or even asparagus. £8.99, Marks and Spencer

Bargain basement

Les Jamelles Viognier 2013

The Les Jamelles brand offers excellent value for money and this Viognier – in stores in a week or so – is a gorgeous summer wine, full of the sunshine of the south of France. It has aromas of fresh fruits and flowers, and its richness is balanced with good acidity. Drink as an aperitif with fish, or with fruity desserts. £6.49, Co-op stores