Springfield Estate Special Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Robertson, South Africa, 12.5%, Waitrose down from £12.49 to £9.99 until 19 March.

One of South Africa’s best Sauvignons – all cut grass, gooseberries and a distinct minerally finish.

Ch. d’Aquaria Lirac Blanc 2016, Lirac, France, 13.5%, Booths, £16.75 for a single bottle, down 25% to £12.56 on a 3-bottle purchase until 12 March

A blend of white Rhône grapes gives light floral aromas, pears and stone fruit on the palate and a savoury, foodie finish.  Try with grilled sea bass.

Tapa Roja Old Vines 2016, Monastrell, Yecla, 14%, Spain, Marks and Spencer down from £9 to £7 until 4 March

Monastrell is the same as Mourvèdre which means this wine has bags of plum and blackberry fruit and a twist of herbs.  Delicious with grilled lamb.

Klein Street Merlot 2018, South Africa, 13%, Morrisons down from £6.50 to 2 bottles for £10 until 5 March 

Soft and rounded with blackberry fruit and just a hint of spice.  Easy drinking on any chilly evening.

 

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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