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3 Best wines from the high street; Wine seller with Brian Elliott.

Byline: Brian Elliott

2017 Extra Special Soave Classico PS6.25 at Asda Soave, from Verona in Italy, uses (mainly) garganega grapes to provide wine drinkers with floral, textured but uncomplicated whites like this. "Classico" means it is from the original (and arguably best) area ? an argument the wine's smooth, pear and apple fruit, saline touches and lime acidity strongly supports.

2014 Scarletto Toscana PS4.99 at Aldi Here is an excellent red newcomer at Aldi. Predictably, being Tuscan, the blend is centred on the sangiovese grape - as its characteristic, herbal influenced, black cherry and bramble fruit testifies. Although bottle age has softened the wine appreciably, there remains a firm but well judged twist of tannin that integrates well with the typical graphite edge, suggestions of clove, vanilla, black pepper and contrasting lively acidity.

Frontera Crisp and Fresh White PS5 at the Co-op This unusual, great value, nonvintage Chilean white is part of Concha Y Toro's increasingly popular Frontera range and is made from the floral, aromatic muscat grape. It delivers lightly textured but sweet edged, pithy orange and ripe melon fruit with arresting grapefruit acidity to add balancing piquancy and verve.

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Date:Feb 16, 2019
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