This week's tips include a rounded Riesling from Germany's innovative Pfalz region and a nicely crafted Spanish red – both on offer until early April. I also bring you news of Easter deals at Majestic, new ‘Buy 6 and save 25%' offers at Asda and Sainsbury's, and a reminder of the Tesco promotion that ends today.
2018 The Best Riesling (£6.50 – instead of £8.50 until 6 April – at Morrisons)
Once largely home to mundane white wine, Germany’s Pfalz region is now a hotbed of winemaking innovation.
This attractively dry Riesling demonstrates the point well. Its rounded, tangy apple and pear foundation combines brilliantly with lime centred acidity, herby touches and only a hint of Riesling’s trademark kerosene.
2019 Raso de la Cruz (£6 – instead of £7 until 5 April – at M&S)
A nicely crafted, well-priced example, this typifies everyday Spanish wine made from local grape varieties.
Nothing heavy or elaborate just straight-forward, juicy and lightly textured red wine with concentrated plum and loganberry flavours, good acidity, suggestions of baking spice and milk chocolate and gently evolving tannin.
A last shout out for this Chardonnay from Australia's McGuigan outfit which is among the offers ending at Tesco today:
- McGuigan Reserve Chardonnay (Down from £7 to £6 until 29 March)
The latest promotion from Sainsbury's kicked off last week, running until 13 April. A new ‘Buy 6 and save 25%' offer also launched yesterday which will finish on 3 April.
My pick from the promotions (also one of last week's Five Star Heroes):
- Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano (Drops £2 to £8)
On top of the Spring deals which we highlighted in last week's post, and a new set of Rollback deals, Asda have also announced a buy 6 and save 25% promotion on wine and fizz which is expected to run until Monday 5 April.
Easter promotions at Majestic will also run until 5 April. See their latest digital listing or new-look website for details of discounts and mixed case savings. One discount in particular to look out for:
- The Guv'nor Red (Down from £8.99 to £6.99 when you buy as part of the Mix Six deal)
At other retailers
Spring offers continue this week at Waitrose, Morrisons, M&S and the Co-op. Details of each can be found in this previous post.
We're heading back to Eastern Europe on Thursday as we take a second look at good value wines from the region.
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