Summer Sipping 2015

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Here’s our roundup of juicy white, red, rosè and fizz for summer, courtesy of your local supermarket.

From main supermarkets
Kumala Reserve Chenin Blanc, 2014, SA, 12.5% abv
This pale yellow wine boasts subtle vanilla overtones to be savoured after an assault of green apple, melon and oak. Easily to drink, enjoy with white meat dishes and salads. £8.99.

From Virgin Wines
Sancerre by Domaine Michel Giraud & Fils, 2014, SA, 13% abv
A pale rosé made from pinot noir grapes. Dry strawberry palate with hints of minerals follow the red berry nose. We recommended drinking this cheerful summer wine alone. £13.99.

From Morrisons Wine Cellar
Morrisons Signature SA Pinotage 14% abv
This medium bodied red won gold at the Decanter 2015 World Wine Awards. The nose boasts ripe red berries followed by a smooth deep palate of juicy plum. We also detected a hint of minerals and chocolate. Recommended for pairing with red meat dishes. £6.99.

Sauvignon Blanc Freeman’s Bay Marlborough Estate Brut 13% abv.
This phenomenal sparkling wine is packed with passion fruit overtures that sing on the palate. Throw in fresh notes of gooseberry and lime and it is difficult to stick to one glass, or bottle! We recommend drinking without food. £8.99.

From Aldi
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore 11% abv.
This prosecco has the usual fresh lemon vibrancy tempered with a floral finish. Light and happy, it can be drunk at any time of the day or night. £6.99.

Something different
SUMMER WINES 2015 2The fruit combos of Raspberry & Peach or Pear and Lychee come courtesy of Swedish Cider Company, Alska. At 4.0% abv the flavours are as soft as the fizz. Alska is exclusive to Aldi Supermarket. Buy at £1.49p for a 500ml bottle.

At all times please drink responsibly. See for guidance.

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