Wines of the week: Three light, approachable and chillable reds for summer drinking

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
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From Australia

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2012

Smells like Burgundy, tastes a lot like Burgundy… and reveals how the Aussies have cracked the world's most difficult grape. Rustic aromas, succulent berry fruits, depth of flavour, a long, lip-smacking finish. Goes with roast duck, charcuterie or, indeed, the first grouse of the season. £17.99, thebottleneck.co.uk

From France

Domaine Grand Poulsard 2013

A terrific gem from the Jura in eastern France: a supremely light red, bursting with succulent cherry and raspberry-fruit flavours that needs a good hour chilling in the fridge to bring out its character. A great red for more complex fish dishes or lighter meats such as veal escalopes. £14, Marks & Spencer

From Italy

Alverdi Sangiovese 2013

More abundant cherry fruit flavours from Emilia Romagna here, but with a distinctive spicy, smoky edge, with a longer, richer finish. Could benefit from a short chill on a warm night. Partner with pasta with chilli and bacon, mushroom risotto or barbecued meats. £6.49, slurp.co.uk

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