THE WINE EDIT OUR FAVOURITE BUYS

DON’T BUY A THING UN­TIL YOU’VE CHECKED OUT OUR LAT­EST PICKS – AS SE­LECTED BY CHRISTELLE GUIBERT, TAST­ING DI­REC­TOR OF De­canter

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KWV Gre­nache blanc, Western Cape, South Africa 2016 13.5%, £7.99, Co-op Pro­duced by the lead­ing brand in South Africa, this tastes ex­actly as it says on the la­bel: glo­ri­ous and gor­geous! It’s lovely and flo­ral and fresh, with crisp ap­ple flavours. The palate has a zippy acid­ity with a well-rounded mouth­feel, thanks to the 40% oak age­ing. bode­gas on­tañón tier­ras del Isasa ri­oja, Spain 2016 12%, £11, M&S

The grapes used to be sold to larger com­pa­nies un­til Gabriel Pérez Cuevas took the rein of the fam­ily busi­ness and started bot­tling his own wine. This is a mod­ern take on Ri­oja, with in­tense peachy and pear fruits and a hint of lemon zest. Fresh and full of flavour. Waimea es­tate elara Al­bar­iño, Nel­son, New Zealand 2016 12%, £12.99, Ma­jes­tic Not a coun­try as­so­ci­ated with Al­bar­iño, but more and more winer­ies are ex­per­i­ment­ing, and with stun­ning re­sults. This de­light is aro­matic with a jasmine scent and peachy fruit aro­mas. Zesty and quaf­fa­ble, it’s the per­fect match to seafood or on its own on a sunny af­ter­noon. M de Min­uty rosé, Côtes de provence, France 2016 13%, £12.99, Ma­jes­tic

This great-value Provence rosé is from the St

Tropez Peninsula, over­look­ing the Mediter­ranean. It’s the per­fect sum­mer wine – crisp, lively and fresh, and won­der­fully fruity with straw­berry char­ac­ters. There is enough weight to pair with a de­li­cious salad. An­drea oberto Vantrino Dol­cetto d’Alba, pied­mont, Italy 2015 14.5%, £16.50, leaand sande­man.co.uk From a 16-hectare fam­ily-run-busi­ness based in La Morra comes this easy­drink­ing, de­light­ful Dol­cetto. Its vi­brant palate is packed with crunchy black fruit and spicy char­ac­ters, which are bal­anced by firm tan­nins. A very en­joy­able wine. Henry Fessy brouilly, beau­jo­lais, France 2015 12.5%, £12.99, Waitrose Fessy owns 70 hectares across nine of the 10 crus in Beau­jo­lais. From the most southerly of all comes this great ex­pres­sion of Ga­may, dis­play­ing am­ple red juicy fruit aro­mas. This is re­fined and silky with gor­geous sum­mer berry char­ac­ters. A must buy from a stun­ning vin­tage.

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