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Wine: Dark Horse Chardonnay offers bright, abundant aromas of baked apple and peaches

Isla Negra Carmenere, was £4.98, now £4.50, Asda
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A bright crimson red whose plum and raspberry aromas mingle elegantly with vanilla notes from the six months aged in French oak barrels. An intense red with bluish, violet hues, aromas of cherry and raspberries and perfectly infused with notes of vanilla and coconut. It's a well balanced wine which exhibits sweet tannins and a velvety finish. It is a perfect pairing with strong meat and tomato pasta dishes.

Dark Horse Chardonnay, £8.50, most supermarkets

Dark Horse winemaker, American Beth Liston, believes that fortune favours the bold. Her pioneering approach to viticulture and winemaking champions originality, and above all, taste. Dark Horse Chardonnay offers bright, abundant aromas of baked apple and peaches, layered with buttery notes of toasted oak and caramel. Its rich flavours are nicely complemented by refreshingly crisp acidity, culminating in a smooth, lingering finish.

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Isla Negra Carmenere, was £4.98, now £4.50, Asda

Isla Negra is a seaside village in Chile, famous for the artists and writers who go to be inspired by the coast and the mystical landscape. This wine captures the charms and characteristics of this unique setting in a bottle – it is a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon and is packed with flavours of ripe plum and raspberry. Perfect with roasted meats and tasty casseroles. A true winter red...

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