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.