Cool wine for summer lunchtime

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Brut NV
Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Brut NV
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Just in time for the Olympics, the summer has finally arrived - and what better than to sit in the garden on a warm evening with a glass of sauvignon blanc?

New Zealand is the current destination of choice for this in-vogue grape, but how about three slightly different takes on the Marlborough classic? Invivo ‘Bella’ Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Marlborough (, £14.99) comes in at 9.5 per cent and 30 per cent fewer calories than Invivo’s other sauvignon blanc.

I have to say it really works, unlike so many other lower alcohol wines. Some tropical fruit, clean, zesty acidity and a refreshing finish - perfect summer lunchtime wine.

Top tipple

Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc Brut NV, Marlborough

This is fully sparkling which tastes exactly as you think and probably hope it will. Widely available at Majestic, Morrisons, Asda, Ocado, Waitrose Wine Direct and Tesco by the case. RRP £12.99