Bargain white wines for summer

My money is on white wine from Europe – we’re blessed by centuries of winemaking knowhow with a diverse range of grapes to choose from, just over the Channel. With attention on prices, some terrific bargains are yours to be had – just give them half an hour in the fridge; if you over-chill you risk muting the flavours. And break out to Portugal and Greece for future classics before prices catch up.

Duffour Père et Fils, Côtes de Gascogne 2021 (11.5%), from £6.99, Majestic. A pink grapefruit powered by a fruit-fuelled dynamo, this is exotic and invigorating.

The Best Muscadet Sèvre et Maine 2021 (12.5%), £8, Morrisons. A lemony, light and lovely French bargain. Serve this cold with shellfish.

Finest Viñas del Rey Albariño 2021 (12.5%), £9.50, Tesco. Dazzling as a luminous nectarine, this coastal white is packed with breezy brilliance.

Taste the Difference Douro White 2021 (13.5%), £10, Sainsbury’s. Fragrant and deftly blended, this zinger is a welcome summery thrill.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 12th June 2022 – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.

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