6 bottles of cheap wine for £10 or less
Sometimes it’s good to keep it simple.
Whether it’s a midweek Wednesday or a thirsty Thursday, you don’t always want a wine with the wow factor.
Just a nice drink to set the tone and relax – what wine lovers like to call “support group wine”.
Not the best displays, but mood boosters to draw you in, more traditional than quirky, and it just so happens to be for the money.
Here is what we open…
1. Pierre Jaurant French Chardonnay 2020, IGP Pays d’Oc, France (£6.29 Aldi)
Best known for its Mediterranean climate and sun-kissed fruit, the Pays d’Oc in southern France is a gold mine for ripe, juicy Chardonnay and the upbeat tune of fresh tropical fruit from it is lifted with a touch of toasted brioche on the lingering finish. .
2. Adnams Chianti 2020, Italy (£8.99, Adnams)
A sangiovese that sings in the glass, Adnams own brand wine range offers real gems and this one is right there with its violet aromas, sweet cherries, raspberry rhythm, savory undertones and finish. smooth and easy to drink with enough punch to be funky. anything in a rich tomato sauce.
3. Waitrose Loved & Found Pais 2020, Maule, Chile (£7.99, Waitrose, in store)
Pais may be Chile’s traditional grape, but this one is a real hit with its explosive aromas of plum and blackberry with a herbaceous touch, a base of mellow ripe berries supported by spicy notes and a fleshy finish, floral and juicy. A lesser-known varietal making waves on the wine scene and downright delicious.
4. Juan de Juanes Garnacha Tempranillo Syrah 2020, Valencia, Spain (£9.99, virgin wines)
With its silky symphony of fragrant red fruits, this potent trio of garnacha, tempranillo and syrah more than delivers with its solid flavors of black cherry, raspberry and blackberry, feeling rich and vibrant with a lingering, crisp finish from start to finish. the end. A crowd pleaser.
5. La Belle Angèle Sauvignon Blanc 2020, France (£8.99, Majestic)
A choice of artistic culture… La Belle Angèle was a famous beauty of the 1900s cited for her joie de vivre. This has all the charm you’d expect with its crisp, refreshing character serving as the perfect backdrop for the citrus, apple and gooseberry flavors. Right on tempo and a top drop with seafood entrees or even a sneaky packet of shrimp cocktail crisps.
6. M&S Found Cabernet Franc 2019, Mendoza, Argentina (£10, Marks & Spencer, in store)
Centered around a sultry label, this Cabernet Franc is a solo act rather than a member of a Bordeaux-style blend and instantly draws you in with its burst of cassis, leafy herbs and alluring aromas that linger on the palate, unfolding beautifully on the firm finish.
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