Wines of the week: Three bottles to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

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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