Plaimont Côtes de Gascogne 2018, France, 11.5%, Sainsbury down from £8 to £6.25 until 13 August

Crisp and refreshing with notes of pink grapefruit and lemon. Ideal as an aperitif, or with shellfish.

The Best Muscadet 2018, Loire, France, 12%, Morrisons, down from £8 to £6.50 until 6 August

Apple-fresh with citrus notes and a sea-salty finish.  Team this with grilled fish and scallops.

Miguel Torres Las Mulas Cabernet Sauvignon Organic Rosé 2018, Chile, 13%, Waitrose down from £9.39 to £6.99 until 13 August

Slightly deeper in colour than is strictly fashionable but with enough summer berry fruit to cope with sizzling spiced prawns or cedar-planked salmon.

Trapiche Pure Malbec 2018, Mendoza, Argentina, 13.5%, Co-op down from £8 to £7 until 13 August

No oak in this one, just pure unadulterated blackberries, black cherries and smooth, supple tannins.  Team with steak and sausages.

 

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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