I’m encouraged to see supermarket wine buyers taking risks, selecting wines from off the beaten track. Marks & Spencer’s Found range is a case in point and my Portuguese wine of the week from Aldi is exceptional. If you’re going for a classic summer rosé, Belle Année is near-perfect. Hats off to the British family behind it – the Cronks – a tenner for this joyous rosé feels like a short-cut to the South of France.
OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH
ZALZE BUSH VINE CHENIN BLANC 2020 (13%), £7.25, Morrisons. A sliver of silky pineapple, perfect pairing with light salads.
FOUND MOSCHOFILERO & RODITIS 2020 (12%), £8.50, M&S. Exceptional! This scented Greek summery white is a must-taste wine.
MOST WANTED ORGANIC MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO 2019 (13.5%), £9.99, Waitrose. A full-bodied, purple, juicy, black cherry joy. An epic pizza or pasta wine.
MIRABEAU BELLE ANNÉE ROSÉ (12.5%), £10, Tesco. A cherry spliced with a lemon. A delicious poolside rosé. Dive in!
WINE OF THE WEEK
MIMO MOUTINHO LOUREIRO 2020 (11.5%), £6.49, Aldi. Apple sherbet with tropical flair and sharp vitality. The best value white wine I’ve tasted this year.
This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 23rd May 2021