10 Great Bottles For Your Wine Collection

Because it's time to move on from the 2 for 1 supermarket deals

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LDN Cru Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

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London's first and only winery serves a clean and robust Cab Sav that'll go perfectly with Easter roast lamb.

£20, londondcru.co.uk

Ramey Chardonnay, Woolsey Road, Russian River Valley, 2012

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Put the days of Chardonnay snobbery behind you. Edge into spring with this elegantly sharp Californian version. 

£47.50, bbr.com

Gut Oggau, Timotheus, Burgenland, Austria, 2014

Explore natural wines at this month's Raw Wine Fair — and here's an early buying tip. This wine is made without using pesticides or insecticides and has no additives. Don't worry, it's still "rich and opulent" says the fair's founder Isabelle Legeron MW. So, practically one of your five-a-day…

£32, rawfair.com

Domaine Rolly-Gassmann Riesling de Rorschwihr Cuvée Yves, 2012

This beautifully perfumed Alsatian Riesling will match the abundant seasonal fresh oysters and shellfish.


Miraval Rosé Côtes de Provence, 2014

As Wimbledon signals the true arrival of summer, yourwine needs to be light and refreshing but not packed with sugar. From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's estate, this Provençal rosé is a refined pink option, boasting delicate fruity and floral flavours that round off with just a trace of moreish saltiness. 

£18, 31dover.com

Campos de Cima Viognier, 2014, £14

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With Rio Olympics fever breaking out, a taste of Brazil is in order. From the UK's only dedicated importer of Brazilian varieties, try this characteristically vibrant Viognier.

£18, southamericanwinesonline.co.uk

Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino, 2010

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Sommeliers were crying with joy over such lusciously warm and smooth Tuscan wines when the 2010 Brunellos were released last year. If you can't nab one, the winemakers have taken the hint for 2011's batch. 

£63, honestgrapes.co.uk

Pelee Island Vidal Icewine, 2006

If you're after something sweet, spring for an icewine over standard Sauternes. Made from frozen grapes, it's lighter and fresher whilst retaining honeyed tones perfectly matched to cheese and fruity puddings.

£46.50, hedonism.co.uk

Pierneef Syrah-Viognier, 2013

For the colder weather, you'll need something spicy and deep to warm the cockles. Still surprisingly soft on the tongue, this blends two superb South African grapes and is ideal with red meats.

£17, capreo.com

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, NV

From the world's oldest Champagne house, this pale fizz is made to impress over Christmas and New Year. Clean and bright on the palate, rounded in style and devilishly easy to quaff, the 18th century-style bottle looks fantastic, too.

£60, majestic.co.uk

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