Wines of the week: Vibo Punta del Viento; Soli Pinot Noir, Edoardo Miroglio; Aldi Fleurie

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Sunday lunch

Vibo Punta del Viento 2011

A wonderfully structured blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache, more typical of the South of France, although actually from the Colchagua Valley of Chile, and with a hefty 15 per cent ABV. Big red-fruit flavours and a long, savoury finish. Meaty and satisfying, so pair with similarly full-bodied meat dishes. £17.68, spiritedwines.co.uk

Midweek meal

Soli Pinot Noir, Edoardo Miroglio 2011

Once there was little to recommend about Bulgarian bottles, but this gorgeous Pinot Noir, part of a Wine Society range of newly discovered wines, shows how far they have come on, thanks here to an Italian wine-maker – soft, cherry flavours, with a seriously smoky, spicy edge. Try, perhaps lightly chilled, with fish dishes or tomato-based pasta. £9.95, thewinesociety.com

Bargain basement

Aldi Fleurie 2013

More light-bodied, sweet smokiness and subtle, silky red-berry fruits here with this terrific, amazingly well-priced gem from Aldi, but with the distinctively scented, floral quality of wines from Fleurie, one of the 12 Beaujolais village crus. Drink with salads and light mezze or tapas. £6.49, aldi.co.uk

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