Margaret Swaine’s Wine Picks: Value offerings

These new general listings offer incredible value at different price points. Find these bargains via

Caldora Sangiovese 2009
Caldora Vini, a new Abruzzo winery in the Terre di Chieti IGT, is a partnership between a leading Italian winery and the region’s largest growers co-
operative. Made from 100% sangiovese grapes in a modern polished style, it has a forward sweet berry nose, which follows through in the taste. Light in tannins, with a touch of spice and residual sugar, it’s ultra easy to quaff.

Campo Maccione 2008
From Scansano in southwestern Tuscany, this Morellino di Scansano, produced at Rocca delle Macie’s estate in the region, is medium-full bodied with a ripe savoury berry flavour. It has richness and warmth without losing the Italian elegance. Flavourful, it would be great with osso buco, spaghetti with meatballs or a simple pizza.

Ogier Heritages Cotes du Rhone 2009
Largely grenache with 25% syrah and a touch of mourvèdre, it has a yummy ripe, spiced berry warmth in the bouquet and taste. Medium-full bodied with silky tannins, its hints of dark chocolate and mocha add further lip smacking appeal. Have with cassoulet, lamb, meat stews or game.