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Wine: Las Mulas is subtle, elegant and fresh with juicy red fruits

Miguel Torres Las Mulas Organic Pinot Noir Rose, Chile, £8, Centra
Dawn Egan

Miguel Torres Las Mulas Organic Pinot Noir Rose, Chile, £8, Centra

The name Las Mulas is a tribute to the mule, an animal whose hard work is essential in the making of this wine. These unique wines are organically farmed, which involves additional manual labour and foregoes the use of weed killers or insecticides. It is subtle, elegant and fresh with juicy red fruits and a spicy finish. Very good as an aperitif. Ideal with tomato sauce pasta dishes and Asian cuisine – and perfect with a cheeseboard.

McGuigan Black Label Shiraz, Australia, was £6.50, now £5.50, Sainsbury’s

This classic and popular Australian Shiraz has rich flavours of ripe plum, blackcurrant and spices. With every sip of this rich red its tastes will produce new flavours, from ripe plum, blackberry jam and spice to a touch of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper and caramel. It’s well-rounded with a smooth, finish – open up its layers of flavours by matching it with a steak, lasagne or bowl of spaghetti bolognese.

WINE OF THE WEEK

Carnivor Zinfandel, USA,

£8, Asda

If you’re not really a big fan of Zinfandel then this is one to give the grape another chance. It is a combination of full-bodied flavours and spice. Flavours of dark cherry and blackberry jam complement hints of mocha and toasted oak – the rich flavours end with a plush, smooth finish. Indulge your primal side with a glass and a juicy steak.

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