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RED WINE of the week

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Gran Sasso, Italy 2007 Meaning 'Great Stone', the winery takes its name from the Gran Sasso mountain in Abruzzo. This Montepulciano is a fresh, cheery wine with cherry spice aromas and a rich palate that showcases concentrated cherry notes and food-friendly tannins. Drink from 2009. (£6.99) Aitken, Dundee 01382 221197, Corks of Cotham, Bristol 0117 9731620, Green Blue, London SE22, 020 8693 9250, Highbury, London 020 7226 1347, Peckham & Rye, Glasgow 0141 4454555, Wimbledon Cellars, London SW19, 020 8540 9979, Noel Young, Cambs 01223 566744

WHITE WINE of the week

D'Arenberg, The Stump Jump White, McLaren Vale, South Australia 2007 An interesting amalgamation of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Marsanne. The former is very much noticeable on the nose through the bright, honeyed citrus fruit, while the Marsanne supplies the body and the stone fruit finish. Drink from 2009. (£7.99) Bibendum, London NW1 (020 7449 4120), The Cave, Glasgow (0141 357 5550), www.everywine.co.uk, Fresh & Wild, London W11 (020 7229 1063)

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