Wines of the week: Valentin Bianchi 'Famiglia Bianchi' Malbec 2010; Ruppertsberger Riesling Kabinett 2012; Vina Albali Rosada Tempranillo
Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy
Sunday 12 May 2013
Valentin Bianchi 'Famiglia Bianchi' Malbec 2010
A full-on blast of pure Malbec grapes; massive, luxuriant, smooth flavours of blackcurrants, damsons and some notes of dried fruits, coffee and chocolate fill the mouth and linger on the palate. At 15.5 per cent ABV, savour slowly with rare steak or roast beef. £12.99 (minimum order six bottles), agwines.com; £12.99 (minimum order 12 bottles), thewinereserve.co.uk
Ruppertsberger Riesling Kabinett 2012
Moving from high to low alcohol, this dry, fruity and deceptively full-bodied Riesling from a Pfalz vineyard has an ABV of 10.5 per cent, ensuring that a couple of glasses with a good piece of grilled fish or a pan-fried chicken breast will not give you a headache the next morning. £6.50, thewinesociety.com
Vina Albali Rosada Tempranillo
A nicely chilled rosé is the perfect accompaniment to barbecues or just for a refreshing glass after a hard day. So stock up on the bargain offers currently available on this flavoursome Spanish bottle, which stays just the right side of dry to make it perfectly suitable to wash down tapas or pasta. £4, Asda; £4.49, Morrisons; £4.50, Tesco (normally £5.49 to £5.99)
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