BBC Good Food - - Update -

A word of warn­ing: these wines are sweeter than their con­ven­tional coun­ter­parts and are too sweet to be used in cook­ing.

Raw­son’s Re­treat caber­net (0.5%) £4, Tesco

Made by Aussie wine gi­ant Pen­fold’s, this has a dark spicy nose and tastes like wine on the palate. There’s some acid­ity and body.

Leitz Eins Zwei Zero ries­ling (0%) £6.99, Waitrose & Part­ners

On the palate it tastes like a Ger­man ries­ling, with peachy fruit and a blend of sweet­ness and acid­ity. I ac­tu­ally wanted a sec­ond glass.

Tor­res Na­tureo mus­cat (0.5%) £8.99, dry­

This mus­cat from Tor­res, one of Spain’s big­gest wine pro­duc­ers, is unashamedly sweet, with notes of honey and flow­ers. It tasted best as a spritzer, mixed with sparkling wa­ter and served over ice.

Tor­res Na­tureo rosé (0.5%) £4.99, Waitrose & Part­ners

At 4.7g sugar per 100ml, this is pretty sweet. The sweet­ness suits it, how­ever, and the fin­ish isn’t at all cloy­ing. If you like Ma­teus rosé (for those un­der 40, ask your par­ents), you’ll en­joy this.

Nosecco sparkling wine (0%) £2.98, Asda

An­other very sweet one at 7g sugar per 100ml. Serve this ice-cold and I don’t think any­one would re­alise it’s not su­per­mar­ket own-brand prosecco. Great price, too.

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