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Wine of the Week: Duca di Sasseta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva

Duca di Sasseta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Lidl, £9.99

Lindeman’s The Discoverer Shiraz Cabernet, Co-op, £7

It’s hard to beat the Lindeman’s brand when it comes to buying a fairly decent wine at a good price. This mix works by by capturing the structure and texture of Cabernet, and overlaying it with the suppleness and generosity of Shiraz – rich fruit notes carry from the nose to the palate where they are greeted by subtle herbaceous touches. A soft and sweetly spiced wine which is slightly creamy on the palate.

Nugan Estate Dreamers Chardonnay, Centra, 2 for £12

The Ausitralian Nugan Estate represents the best of Old World tradition and the latest in New World winemaking technology. The fruit is picked at night to preserve the crisp and bright aromatics and flavours which are present when the fruit is cooler. It’s a dry, medium-bodied white wine with fresh, crisp notes of pear, guava, lemon peel and apple. Enjoy lightly chilled alongside fish pie, creamy pasta or roast chicken.

WINE OF THE WEEK

Duca di Sasseta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Lidl, £9.99

This Montepulciano boasts a deep garnet red colour with watery rim and has aromas of ripe black cherry, blackberry, liquorice and vanilla; with notes of cinnamon and dark chocolate. Soft and fruity on the palate with nice aftertaste – a medium-bodied, value for money wine. If you’re looking for something different, make sure you try this one...

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