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Domaine Des Gandines, Viré-Clessé, Burgundy 2005

This is a showy Chardonnay that makes some impression. The nose is dominated by expressive, toffee-tinged mineral notes, while the palate is mouth-filling, with lovely, bright, fleshy fruit that manages to live with

  • £14.99 Oddbins

  • Sainsbury’s, SO organic, Soave Veneto 2007

    A classic style with a good fruit characters. Good balance and some fruit clarity; very straightforward but fresh and easy to drink.

  • £5.15 Sainsburys

  • The Society’s Exhibition Riesling, Alsace 2007

    Lots of aromatic complexity with some minerality and apple and pear fruits with floral notes. Great intensity on the palate with a crisp acidity. Very refreshing with great balance and length.

  • £11.95 The Wine Society

  • Jurtschitsch, Loiserberg, Grüner Veltliner Austria 2007

    Very pure aromas with herbaceous notes and a great minerality. Good weight on the palate with lively acidity and lots of purity of fruit, good length.

  • £12.26 Corney & Barrow

  • Rosé

    Domaine Grand Milord, Marks & Spencer Organic, Vins de Pays du Gard 2007

    Full of floral and strawberry aromas with some creaminess. Dry on the palate. Full bodied with bright strawberry fruit. A very upfront style.

  • £5.99 Marks & Spencer

  • Red

    Familia Zuccardi, Santa Julia Organica Malbec, Mendoza 2007 Argentina

    A very reliable brand this; complex notes of herbal and ripe fruit. Perfect harmony on the palate: great balance with focused tannins. Fresh finish.

  • £ 5.99 Thierrys

  • Viña Errazuriz Organics Cabernet Sauvignon, Aconcagua Valley, Chile 2006

    Black fruits, smokey vanilla oak and a hint of spice on the nose. Big structure, plenty of tannin but theres enough fruit to handle it. Nice black fruits and balancing oaks.

  • £9.99 HaN

  • Moncaro, Waitrose Organic Italian Rosso, Marche 2007

    An explosion of chocolate, black cherries, and kirsch on the nose. Fleshy, juicy and fresh on the palate. Well made at a great price.

  • £5.39 Waitrose

  • Perlage, Terra Viva Organic Merlot, Veneto 2006

    Some herbaceous notes with some plums and green pepper, very fresh style. Smokey on the palate, good acid with clean herbaceous characters, dry finish; good value.

  • £4.99 Bottle Green

  • Stellar Winery, SO Organic Fairtrade Cabernet Sauvignon, Olifants River 2007

    Strong blackcurrant flavour, very direct and upfront. Tannins are present and helping to hold the wine.

  • £5.15 Sainsburys

  • See also:

  • Monty Waldin’s Organic top 10 wines (2001)

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