Here’s my (now regular) Friday round-up of good value High Street wines in time for the weekend.
The pictures should help you spot the wines in question in a crowded aisle.
2019 Exquisite Sud De France Rosé (£5.99 at Aldi and 12.5%):
Not an obvious companion for cold, dark evenings but pink wines can work well with wintertime foods too. Especially dishes with prawn or prosciutto.
This delicate rosé from Languedoc is made by Jean Claude Mas using grenache, cinsault and syrah grapes.
Light in texture with red cherry fruit, crab apple and zesty pomegranate, it has good tangerine acidity balanced by sweeter spices.
Tip: Make sure you get the 2019. A few stores are still stocking the previous vintage.
2019 Tesco Argentinian Malbec (£5 at Tesco and 13%):
This great value option from Argentina’s Mendoza region is an excellent, everyday Malbec.
Medium bodied and aromatic, it has smooth raspberry, damson and blueberry fruit with pronounced acidity, touches of cocoa and mint, mineral depth and a neat twist of tannin.
We’ll be back on Monday with details of new offers and High Street wine promotions running next week.
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