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Wine of the Week: Gavi is not too heavy and always refreshing

McGuigan Black Label Shiraz 2020, Australia (£5.50 Clubcard price until May 10, Tesco)
Dawn Egan

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.

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