Wines of the week: Three bottles to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

It is Fairtrade Fortnight, from tomorrow, so here are three bottles to buy in support of fair prices for small grape growers…

A Roussanne

Charles Back Stonedance Roussanne 2014

A really top-drawer, creamy, rich, spicy, dinner-party quality Roussanne, a grape not normally associated with South Africa. Excellent for prime fish or pork belly. £10, Marks & Spencer

A Pinotage

Taste the Difference Pinotage 2014

The TTD range at Sainsbury's can be relied upon to deliver value for money at the lower end of the price range. A very typical rendition of South Africa's finest red grape, with its distinctive smoky vegetal, coffee and red fruit flavours. A great everyday bottle for meaty pasta dishes or risotto. £8, Sainsbury's

A Malbec

Truly Irresistible Fairtrade Malbec 2013

The Argentine La Riojana co-operative's Malbec represents a terrific bargain, particularly with the discount here from the Co-op, a longstanding supporter of Fairtrade. Rich, succulent, bursting with fresh black fruits, this is, of course, a fantastic accompaniment to steak or other rare red meat. £6.99 (until 13 March, normally £8.49), Co-op stores

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