Decanter's tastings team has recommend five great value wines to try from the UK supermarket's range this summer...
Sainsbury’s has vowed to cut down on wine multi-buy deals, and said it wants to focus on providing customers with single-bottle value across the range.
Decanter’s tastings team attended a recent press tasting of the supermarket’s wine range and has picked out five wines currently on the shelves.
In this list, you can find an eclectic mix, from California Zinfandel to English sparkling and a white wine from Uruguay.
Five of the best Sainsbury’s wines to try:
Produced by Denbies for Sainsbury's, this has a bready nose with lovely clean, fresh lemon and dough flavours in the mouth. There is a chalky acidity, not as tart as some, and the wine is well balanced with a stone fruit and honeycomb richness coming through on the finish.
You can't go wrong with this spicy and fruity red made by leading Douro producer, Quinta do Crasto. It's big and bold, and packed with black cherry and black plum characters but is harmonious and refreshing too. This is crying out for red meat from the barbecue.
Made by Josh Beckett of Chronic Cellars for Sainsbury's, this Zinfandel is blended with Petite Syrah and Grenache, making for a fruit-forward wine full of fragrant red cherry, menthol, sweet spice and vanilla aromas. In the mouth, bright plum and red fruit flavours are joined by intense, sweet and creamy…
A nice accessible white with floral and stone fruit scents. The palate has some creaminess to it thanks to the Roussanne and Viognier components being barrel aged for a short time. Green apple and pear flavours are joined by some floral notes and stone fruit richness on the finish.
Made in a state of the art sustainable winery that uses gravity fed systems, and favouring the use of wild yeasts to better reflect the terroir. Light aromas of lemon and white flowers. There is some intensity on the palate, with apricot, elderflower and a floral lavender aspect too. The…