Olly’s Wimbledon winners

With tennis fortnight upon us, I’m picking medal-winning splendour. Wine competitions see groups of bottles battling it out for coveted gongs as they’re tasted by experts, so a winner’s character really stands out. Christophe Delalonde, wine judge and master sommelier at London’s Dorchester, once told me that a victorious wine should give ‘value, personality and must be quaffable and delicious’. A golden formula.

OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH

SOAVE (11%), £4.25, Morrisons. Award-winning lemony white for under a fiver? That really is a grand slam. Kick back and quaff!

SPECIALLY SELECTED CRÉMANT DU JURA 2018 (11.5%), £8.49, Aldi. Terrific value for such rich refreshment, effervescence and all-round entertainment.

FINEST TINGLEUP RIESLING 2020 (12.5%), £9, Tesco. Gorgeous, lean and precise, this Aussie white is a winning serve.

VIÑALBA MALBEC-TOURIGA NACIONAL RESERVE 2019 (14.5%), £9.99, Majestic. Powerful, muscular and sleek, this red is top-form liquid magnificence.

WINE OF THE WEEK

CÔTES DU RHÔNE PLAN DE DIEU 2019, (14%), £8, Asda. Great Value winner at the International Wine Challenge 2021 – a champ for your barbie.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 27th June 2021



hot bottle

Recommendations
straight to your inbox

Sign up for Olly’s Hot Bottle newsletter for all his
latest news and exclusive wine recommendations