Stepping away from more traditional Rioja, this week's top tips include an exclusively Tempranillo version that is on offer right now at the Co-op. I also highlight a great value Pinot Grigio among the current discounts at Morrisons. Read on for more offers and savings available now at Tesco, Sainsbury's and other big name retailers.
2018 Muriel Tempranillo Rioja (£6.50 – instead of £8.50 until 30 November – at the Co-op)
This “Selected Harvest” wine from the excellent Bodegas Muriel differs slightly from traditional Rioja. First, it is exclusively Tempranillo (most versions blend at least two grape varieties) and, secondly, it's released earlier than it would have been under classic Rioja aging procedures.
Smooth with pleasing depth, it delivers smoky cherry, loganberry and prune flavours with lively acidity (but balanced tannin) and touches of allspice, thyme and mocha.
2020 Sorso Pinot Grigio (£5.50 – instead of £7 until 23 November – at Morrisons)
Here is a great value, nicely configured Pinot Grigio from Terre Di Chieto (in Central Italy) on promotion until tomorrow and which displays all the qualities that has made the variety so popular.
Soft and gently perfumed, it has uncomplicated white peach and red apple flavours accompanied by mild tangerine acidity but only limited texture.
Current offers and promotions
A new ‘Buy 6 and Save 25%‘ offer for Clubcard holders launched at Tesco last week. The offer is available for online orders delivered by 29 November.
Current offers at Sainsbury's end tomorrow. Look out for this highly-rated Spanish red in store, or online if you can arrange delivery for tomorrow:
- Taste the Difference Calatayud Old Vine Garnacha (Drops to £9 until 23 November)
Offers at Morrisons also end tomorrow. This smooth Rioja from The Best range is worth a try, especially at the discounted price:
- Morrisons The Best Rioja Reserva (Down to £7 until 23 November)
At other retailers
Join us again on Thursday when we open the first window on our “MidWeek Wines Mini Advent Calendar” with recommendations for Christmas fortified and sweet wines.
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