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Wine club November offer
NOT SO DARK NIGHTS – 12 BOTTLES FOR £84
Klein Street Cabernet Sauvignon
2020, South Africa, Morrisons, £6.50: Produced by Trizanne Bernard who is rapidly making a big name for herself, this is packed with ripe red fruits, a real mix of blackcurrant, blackberry and raspberry with a soft, structured style.
Found Nerello Cappuccio 2020, Sicily, Marks & Spencer, £7: Marks & Spencer was the first high street wine retailer to launch its “Found” range of varieties and regions that have been overlooked of late. Now all the supermarket chains have followed suit and launched their own versions. This M&S wine is a real discovery. I had never heard of this grape before, but it shines out with dark fruity flavours, hints of liquorice and a streak of freshness. Try it with pasta.
Héritages Côtes du Rhône 2020, France, Morrisons, down from £10 to £7.50 until November 23: This comes from Ogier, one of the region’s top producers, and it is a vibrant blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and other grapes. Packed with red berry fruit, with a dash of savoury spice it is a warming wine to see you through until springtime.
Loved and Found Perricone 2020,
Sicily, Waitrose, £7.99: Perricone is an unusual grape to find on its own. Usually blended with Nero d’Avola in Sicily, it adds structure, cherries and chocolate to a blend. Here it is lightish, juicy, still with cherry fruit and enough flavour to handle a plate of pasta. Great value.
Davida 2020, Navarra, Spain, Co-op,
£8: Full of dark, rich, plum and blackberry fruit, this has soft, easy tannins with plenty of depth and character. Team with almost any midweek supper, a burger or pizza, or you could wait for a weekend spiced beef casserole.
Wirra Wirra Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Merlot 2019, Tesco, £13, down to £10 until Monday for Clubcard holders: If you have a Clubcard, snap this up while it is on offer. Dense black fruits with silky tannins. Perfect with a Sunday roast but at the offer price, why not drink this one on Fridays and Sundays?
Taste the Difference Discovery Collection Faugères Syrah Grenache 2019, Sainsbury’s, £10: Another new wine from Sainsbury’s “blink-and-youmiss-it” Discovery range. Packed with plums, blackberry and raspberry fruits, dusted with herbs and with a long dry, savoury finish, try it with a meaty casserole.
Now the clocks have gone back it is time to close the curtains at night and settle down by the fire with a glass of greattasting wine. This month’s wines are good enough for Saturday night drinking, but in this case, each bottle is enjoyable any night of the week.
There are 12 bottles in the case, two bottles of each wine, with three whites and three reds to provide lots of choice. The crisp, dry whites all come from France – Bordeaux and the Languedoc – while the reds come from Navarra, Portugal and Romania.
This 12-bottle case costs just £84 with delivery at £9.95 for a single case but if you order two cases to the same address, it is free.
Just Google “Yorkshire Post Wine Club” and the offer pops up, or go to www. houseoftownend.com/yorkshire-postwine-club. You can also ring our order line on 01482 638888, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Outside this time, leave a message including your telephone number and we will ring you back.
There are two each of:
Whites: Les Hauts de Bel Air Sauvignon Blanc 2020, Bordeaux – fresh-tasting, lively, minerally Sauvignon Blanc; Chardonnay 2019 Les Argelières, Languedoc – rounded and elegant Chardonnay, perfect with roast chicken; Grenache Blanc 2020, 172 de Visu, Sélection Parcellaire, Languedoc – dry and delicious with white peach, mango and lime .
Reds: Paparuda Feteasca Neagra 2019, Romania – dark plum and bramble fruit; Smart Dog Syrah 2020, Alentejo, Portugal – ripe damson fruit with chocolate and spice; Campo Nueva Tempranillo 2020, Spain – full of juicy red fruit flavours.