Off the shelf

Here is this week's top pick of good value bottles to savour

La Chasse Chardonnay Viognier 2009, Vin de Pays d'Oc, Waitrose down from 6.99 to two for 10: Fresh-tasting peachy fruit with no oak clouding the clear, zesty flavours. Enough weight to accompany a plate of chicken, salads and fish, but it is good on its own as a rescue remedy when you get home from work.

Waipara Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, New Zealand, Sainsbury down from 8.99 to 6.99: New Zealand prices are softening, but instead of going for the cheapest option, look for quality like this, bursting with fig and guava notes.

French Connection Languedoc 2009, Morrisons Down from 8.49 to 4.24 until February 6: Now hitting its comfort zone for quality and price, this is a straightforward, fruity wine, full of berry flavours with a light, easy-quaffing style. Great with a Wednesday night supper.

Artesano de Argento Malbec 2009, Argentina, Tesco down from 6.99 to 5 until February 22: I thought this was a good wine at its full price, so grab some now while it is on offer. Ripe, deep, complex fruit, with enough power to keep out the winter chills.

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