Champion vs Challengers ... from just £5.99 a bottle
Six bestsellers in white and red each take on a top-performing new arrival – enjoy some proven winners, find a new favourite ... and grab yourself a bargain
Classic Kiwi Sauvignon from the master of Marlborough
Sunday Bay has everything a Sauvignon fan could wish for. Intense tropical fruit aromas, lively passion fruit and pink grapefruit flavours and amazing freshness. It’s also made by Phil Rose, a true winemaking great and original pioneer of Marlborough back in the ’70s.
The new quality hotspot for cool, refreshing Sauvignon
Leyda Valley. Remember the name, because this vineyard spot in Chile is set to become as famous for zingy Sauvignon as Marlborough. This little cracker is alive with lemon, lime and guava flavours. And it’s just so fresh thanks to the ocean breezes that come off the nearby Pacific.
South-west France’s most citrusy, refreshing white
Le Citronnier has been delighting white wine fans for years. Customers just love its zingy lemon and lime flavours and crisp, palate-cleansing finish. A French favourite made from Sauvignon and Gascony’s speciality grape, Colombard.
Just the kind of white you’d sip on a sunny café terrace in Gaillac, south-west France. The locals love its pale straw colour, lively citrus flavours and gentle spritz. Tony Laithwaite fell in love with this style in the ’70s – and you’ll adore it too.
When one of the most celebrated family cellars in Australia’s premium Fleurieu region needed to clear space in a hurry, they offered us a one-off deal on their 2018 Chardonnay we couldn’t pass up. Unoaked to let the crisp citrus and mouthwatering fruits really shine through.
Cabernet Blanc? We’d barely heard of it ourselves. But super-talented winemaker Mark Hoddy discovered a few sun-ripened rows in southern France, lavished it with oak, brought forth tropical fruit flavour by the barrow-load ... and watched customers lavish it with rave reviews. Delicious!
Ever fancy a juicy, satisfying red but don’t want to open one of your best bottles? Our Hall of Fame star Posada del Rey fits the bill perfectly. It’s made from Spain’s great Tempranillo grape by the Murúa family, the people behind our bestselling Barón de Barbón Rioja.
When you see La Mancha’s gnarled, ancient bush vines, it’s hard to imagine what ripe, delicious wines they can produce. But the proof is here in this tasty combo of berry-laden Tempranillo and spicy Syrah. Organic too.
Big Oz red that’s like two bottles crammed into one
The Full Fifteen always gives you a lot of flavour for your money. Damson, plum, blackcurrant – all here by the barrowload. It also weighs in with a full 15% power – so it’s an awesome Aussie to sip, savour and enjoy at your leisure.
Bold Shiraz returns ancient estate to former glories
In 1907, Yuli’s family estate won Gold for its red in London. But the rest of the 20th century was less kind to his Bulgarian village. Now Yuli has his family’s winery back – and it’s rising like a phoenix thanks to this fruity, spicy Shiraz.
Velvety black fruit, warming richness and notes of dried herbs – this is Côtes-du-Rhône with an extra touch of class. A long-time favourite made, as ever, by Châteauneuf-du-Pape king, Thierry Ferlay. Perfect fireside sipper. Gold medal quality.
Orange is the sleepy southern Rhône town next to the famous appellations of Rasteau, Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Châteauneuf. But it’s set to be a star in its own right thanks to herb-scented, gently fruity reds like this great-value Gold-medal winner.