Best Wine Buys This Weekend

The Waterfront Chardonnay Viognier 2017, South Africa, 13%, Waitrose down from £7.99 to £5.99 until 28 August

A great value wine with zippy, fresh, citrus fruit backed by notes of mango and apricot.  Perfect with cold chicken and salads.

Elegant Frog Viognier 2017, Languedoc, France, 13.5%, Sainsbury down from £7.50 to £6.75 until 28 August

Just a small reduction on offer, but this wine is really worth its full price.  Made by one of the Languedoc’s best winemakers, it has ripe rounded apricot fruit with a crisp finish.

 

Finca Constancia Selección 2014, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain, 14%, Booths down from £9.50 to £8 until 28 August

A mix of Bordeaux classic grapes with Spanish regulars, making this a rich, complex, vibrant wine, packed with red berry fruit and balanced, smooth elegant tannins.  Try it with game and cheese.

 

Gérard Bertrand Reserve Merlot 2017, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, 14%, Morrisons down from £9 to £6.50 until 4 September

Lots of juicy cassis and red plum fruit with a rounded, smooth finish.  Perfect with a Bank Holiday barbecue but this will also drink well as autumn arrives.

 

About The Author

Christine Austin

Christine is a wine writer, broadcaster and a wine judge for several international wine competitions. She has a technical background and spent five years as a buyer for a major supermarket before moving to wine writing.She writes for The Yorkshire Post Magazine and organises the York Festival of Food and Drink. She has won both the Lanson and the Roederer prizes for wine writing.

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