Wines of the week: The Crusher, Wilson Vineyard, 2011; Bolo Godello Valdeorras 2012; Monferrato Chiaretto 2012
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
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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