Wines of the week: The Crusher, Wilson Vineyard, 2011; Bolo Godello Valdeorras 2012; Monferrato Chiaretto 2012
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Sunday 11 August 2013
The Crusher, Wilson Vineyard, 2011
The name belies the refreshing lightness of this California Pinot Noir, an ideal red for summer drinking, and at a good price for a grape which often commands a premium. A delightful blend of silky smokiness and vibrant red-berry fruits. Eat with roasted white meats, hard cheeses, or try it slightly chilled with fish such as a peppered loin of tuna. £10.95, jascots.co.uk
Bolo Godello Valdeorras 2012
Ideal for a midweek swordfish steak or some mussels and chips, this is made from aged Godello vines in north-west Spain. It is a more full-bodied version of the local Albariño grape, with lots of lime and lemony flavours, and here is given a little bit of complexity from some barrel-ageing, making it all quite mouth-filling and satisfying. £9.95, thewinesociety.com
Monferrato Chiaretto 2012
Winner of the Great Value Rosé trophy in the recent International Wine Challenge as well as a couple of other decent awards, this is a more fruity, fulsome style of rosé made from Barbera grapes in Piedmont. Drink ice-cold on its own or with picnic foods. £6.49, Marks & Spencer
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