In the recent International Wine Challenge, Tesco won the Own Label Range of the Year award. While all the wines in Tesco’s Finest range may not hit the mark, and the range itself does seem just a little too big, there are without doubt some really good value ones.
Favourites include Finest Argentina Torrontes 2010, Cafayate-Salta (Tesco £8.99 on offer £6.99 until October 4). Made by the excellent producer Bodegas O Fournier, this is a lovely example of Torrontes with peachy, floral fruit with a nice textured mouth feel.
The real star of the show though is Tesco Finest Tingleup Riesling 2010, made for Tesco by Howard Park winery in Western Australia. You would generally think of South Australia’s Clare or Eden Valley for Australian Riesling, but this wine shows there is great potential in the Great Southern region.
This is great wine with a name that almost makes your mouth water - which is exactly what the wine does.
Tesco Finest Tingleup Riesling 2010, Great Southern
Fresh lime, floral notes and crisp green apples on the nose, followed by lime and tropical fruit on the palate with hint of residual sugar. Great value.
Tesco £8.99, on offer at £6.99 until October 4