Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, New Zealand, 13%, Sainsbury down from £8 to £7 until 9 October

Terrific value for this fresh-tasting, thirst-quenching, palate-cleansing gooseberry and blackcurrant-leaf tasty wine.  Keep a bottle in the fridge for emergencies.

Kaapzicht Kliprug Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 13.5%, Waitrose down from £13.99 to £10.49 until 30 October

The name means Cape View and there is a terrific view of Table Mountain from the top of the vineyards.  Packed with sun-ripe yellow fruit, crunchy apple and a hint of honey.

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2017, Italy, 13%, Marks and Spencer, down from £7 to 2 bottles for £12 until 22 October

Ripe damson and cherry fruit with smooth tannins and a lift of freshness on the finish makes this an ideal wine to team with slow-cooked pork or basil-infused pasta.

The Best Toscana 2015, Italy, Morrisons £10 down to £8 until 16 October 

A Sangiovese and Cabernet blend gives cherry and raspberry fruit tempered by deeper black fruit notes.  A wine for autumn drinking.

 

 

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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