Trio offer something different

La Capra Pinotage 2010
La Capra Pinotage 2010
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Here are three wines that offer something a little different.

Pinot Grigio is now beginning to spread its wings from its Italian base and, with a little southern hemisphere sunshine, does seem capable of making the occasional interesting wine.

Villa Maria Pinot Grigio 2011, East Coast (available from £9.49 Waitrose, the Co-op and Majestic £7.99 if you buy 2) is just such a wine, almost more Alsace than Italy. There’s ripe fruit, pear and melon and just a hint of spice.

Les Pins Couchés Rosé 2010, Jean-Luc Colombo (Ocado £19.49 for a 1.5-litre bottle) is everything great summer rosé should be – pale colour, strawberry fruit, dry finish and looks fabulous on the table in this size.

Top tipple

La Capra Pinotage 2010, Western Cape

Made by Fairview Estate, this is a fun wine with a great label. There are dark fruits, spices and a hint of smoky bacon and a little oak.

Waitrose, £7.99