Wines of the week: Sunday lunch, midweek meal, and bargain basement

Terry Kirby selects the best bottles to buy

Terry Kirby
Saturday 17 October 2015 18:38

Sunday lunch

Príncipe de Viana Edicion Limitada 2010/11

A lip-smacking, oak-aged, limited-edition red, blending Tempranillo, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Navarra. Elegantly structured, smooth and rounded, very satisfying. Perfect for lighter autumnal game such as pheasant or roast chicken. £10.99,

Midweek meal

Quinta Nova Pomares Branco 2014

Lovely, modern, fresh white from the Douro made using indigenous Viosinho, Gouveio and Rabigato grapes, vividly demonstrating how the region has moved on from its dependence on port. Green apples and mixed citrus fruit flavours dominate, with a crisp finish. Goes with shellfish pasta dishes but also, naturally, grilled sardines. £8.25,; £9.95,

Bargain basement

Château Mukhrani Saperavi 2013

Warming, rustic, boisterous red from Georgia. The local Saperavi grape delivers an intense, inky-black wine, with flavours of black berries, dark plums and a hint of sweet spice and tar. Will work well with any similarly full-bodied casseroles or steak and chips. £7.50 (until 2 November; normally £9.50), Marks & Spencer

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