Wines of the week: Three classic French bottles for Mother's Day

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

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Forgotten to buy ahead for Mother's Day? Here are three classic French bottles to pick up today for a celebratory meal…

A sparkling

Oeil de Perdrix Rosé NV Champagne

Smaller champagne houses are where the best value can often be found. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, delivering raspberry-scented bubbling perfection, this is great as an aperitif or with canapés. £24.99 (or £17.99 when bought as part of six mixed bottles, until 14 March), Majestic

A white

Les Domaines Brocard Organic Chablis 2014

Organic practices have been slower to arrive in France's more traditional wine-growing areas, but this fabulous Chablis shows the way. A very pure, bone-dry expression of apple, peach and light citrus flavours, crystalline minerality and a long finish. For oysters, crustacea and prime white fish. £15, Marks & Spencer

A red

Jean-Luc Colombo Les Gravières Crozes-Hermitage 2014

Northern Rhône means peppery Syrah, with intensely fruity flavours of blueberries and plums, undercut with smoky spices. Ideal with rare roast beef or roast leg of lamb studded with anchovies and garlic. £10.49 (until 29 March; normally £13.99), Waitrose