An extra special Pinotage and an Italian Soave are this week's high street heroes. New promotions have also kicked off at Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Waitrose and the Co-op, scroll down for my highlights plus end dates.
2020 Extra Special Fairtrade Pinotage (currently £5.50 in Asda)
When on song, South Africa’s often unpredictable Pinotage grape can still excite and delight, as this example from Breedekloof testifies.
Minty with sweetish hints, it uses vibrant acidity to enliven its rich cherry and plum flavours that combine here with suggestions of clove and chocolate and agreeably soft tannin.
2020 Soave (£5 at M&S)
Once a mainstay of trattoria wine lists, north-eastern Italy’s Soave is less popular nowadays yet can still provide lovely (but pleasingly inexpensive) white wine like this.
Light and fresh, it has floral, ripe melon and orchard fruit flavours supported by good acidity and herbal, apple peel and tangerine elements.
Current offers and promotions
A new promotion at Sainsbury's runs until the end of next week and includes this vibrant red:
- McGuigan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Drops to £6 until 10 August)
A new promotion also started last week at Morrisons. Enjoy a significant discount on this Marlborough Sauvignon while the offers last:
- Workshop Mastercraft Sauvignon Blanc (Until 24 August it's down from £10 to £6.50 for Scottish customers or as part of a multi-buy offer elsewhere )
Another new promotion, this time at Waitrose, which is also running until 24 August. Save 25% on this restrained Aussie Sauvignon made by Robert Oatley:
- Craigmoor Sauvignon Blanc (Drops to £6.29 until 24 August)
And the last of our new promotion alerts, the following fruity red is one of the new offers at the Co-op. As always, check your local store as discounts and availability can differ:
- Muriel Tempranillo Rioja (£6.50 until 17 August)
The promotion at Asda continues this week with 25% off many of their Extra Special Wines (like the Pinotage recommended above). Asda are particularly proud of this rosé which is among the offers:
- Asda Extra Special Cotes de Provence Rosé (Drops to £6.75 until 11 August)
Our regular Pick of the Clicks review is back on Thursday, pinpointing good wine buys from the major online retailers.
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