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WINES OF THE WEEK

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RED BERRIES & PEPPER

Domaine des Tourelles Vieilles Vignes Carignan

2018 Bekaa Valley, Lebanon (14%, Hennings Wine, £18.99; wrigglytin­wine.co.uk, £18.95) Lebanon’s oldest commercial winery (founded in 1868) launched this wine last year. It’s made from carignan that is more than five decades old and which thrives in the heat of the Bekaa Valley. A fulltastin­g and yet fresh wine, all mulberries and cranberrie­s.

House of Dreams Swartland Bush Vine Grenache Noir 2020 South Africa (13.5%, M&S, £9) There isn’t a lot of grenache in South Africa. This grows in one of the Cape’s most fashionabl­e wine regions, Swartland, whose winemakers have led the revival in interest in old vines. It tastes of red berries, white pepper and red liquorice.

GREAT WITH LAMB

Undurraga Candelabro Itata Cinsault 2019 Chile (13.5%, The Wine

Society, £7.50)

The grapes for this wine come from 70-year old, “dryfarmed” (unirrigate­d) cinsault vines in Itata, one of Chile’s more southerly wine regions. This is a light-ishbodied – yet also fleshy – red that would work well with lamb chops or pâté.

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