white or orange? Try the new wine palette Red,
Puy-de-Dôme Pinot Noir, 2016, France The lightest of reds can so easily be done unsatisfactorily, but cheap — in this case — can still be cheerful.
Constantia Glen Five, 2011, South Africa
A blend of five Bordeaux grape varieties, grown in the balmy shadow of Table Mountain. Plenty of oomph, but elegant. £27; bbr.com Valle Reale, Sant’Eusanio, Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, 2015, Italy
Recommended by Mickey Fallowes, manager of Passione Vino “A deep, dark, juicy and concentrated
100 per cent mountain Montepulciano from a tiny parcel of land within Abruzzo National Park, 500m above sea level. Made only from exceptional vintages, Sant’Eusanio has silky smooth tannins, vibrant acidity and black forest fruits. Pairs well with rich dark meats and savoury dishes but equally as delicious as a contemplation wine.”