This week we say hola to a great Rioja Crianza which is on offer at Morrisons until tomorrow. I have also linked to a great value white Languedoc (and its red counterpart) and other highlights from promotions ending tomorrow at the big retailers.
2017 The Best Marques De Los Rios Rioja Crianza (£6.50 – instead of £7.50 until 27 July – at Morrisons)
This is great Rioja (made in conjunction with Bodega Eguia) that demonstrates the benefits of the two years aging the Crianza classification requires.
Satin smooth, it delivers bramble and sour cherry flavours accompanied by good acidity but soft tannin inside a mellow texture containing clove, fudge and mace touches.
2019 Taste the Difference Languedoc Blanc (£6.50 instead of £7.50 until 27 July – at Sainsbury’s)
Modern Languedoc winemakers often adapt styles from elsewhere in France. This white gives two Rhone Valley stalwarts (Marsanne and white Grenache) a distinctly Languedoc twist by combining them with Vermentino.
Rounded and textured, the result provides melon and tropical fruit flavours with lively grapefruit acidity and hints of nuts, citrus pith and savoury herbs.
Current offers and promotions
The red version of my Languedoc top tip above is also among the offers at Sainsbury which end tomorrow:
- Taste the Difference Languedoc Red (Down to £6.50 until 27 July)
The current promotion at Morrisons also comes to an end tomorrow. This is my highlight:
- The Best Nerello Mascalese (Drops to £5.50 until 27 July)
The third of four supermarket promotions finishing tomorrow. This juicy Italian red from Waitrose is my top buy among the discounts:
- Maree d'ione Nero di Troia Organic (Down to £6.59 until 27 July)
And to the final promotion which is ending tomorrow. This superb white is well worth a go if it's on offer in your local Co-op store:
- Paul Mas Picpoul de Pinet (Down to £6.50 in some stores until 27 July)
Our Under the Radar feature is back on Thursday, this time looking at the seriously underestimated grape Mourvedre.
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