Wine of the Week: Gavi is not too heavy and always refreshing
Trivento Malbec Reserve, Argentina, was £8.25, now £6.25 until 18 May, Co-op stores
Known for its plump, dark fruit flavours and smoky finish, Malbec wine offers an alternative to more costly Cabernet Sauvignon. Argentinian Malbec has become known for a fruit-forward, juicy style, often showing ripe plum notes with blackberries and black cherry. It’s not hard to see why Argentina’s version of Malbec has become well known as a crowd pleaser. It’s perfect for summer barbecues.
McGuigan Black Label Shiraz 2020, Australia (£5.50 Clubcard price until May 10, Tesco)
With a classic Australian Shiraz personality, this easy drinking fruit wine is big on berries and has a sun-drenched juiciness. Subtle plums and blackcurrant on the nose lead to a smooth mix of spicy, sweet fruits (great with spicy dips).
Well rounded with a smooth, mouth filling, lovely soft finish. It is a good accompaniment to most dishes, especially tomato-based Italian and red meats
WINE OF THE WEEK
Gavi, Italy, was £7.99, now £6.99, Lidl
Made from the unusual Cortese grape in north-western Italy, Gavi is a consistently popular dry white wine – not too heavy and always refreshing. This Gavi is lightly herbal, crisp, delicate and fresh – the bouquet has aromas of lemons, green apples and melon. A refined wine like this is a great food match for a cold seafood platter or perhaps a fish pie.