South African Shepherd's Cottage Wines makes refreshing wine-by-the-glass options.
The crisp, dry Chardonnay, Semillon, Chenin Blanc (13% abv) has flavours of tropical fruit, while the Pinotage Rosé (14% abv) is medium dry with delicate red berry flavours that linger on the palate. Rich black berry fruit flavours with a hint of chocolate characterise the soft and rounded Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot (14% abv).
From Portugal, the medium-bodied Periquita Red 2005 (13.1% abv) combines Castelão, Trincadeira and Aragonez grape varieties to give the wine a spicy and fruity nose with a full-bodied flavour of dark berries and coffee.
By contrast, the Periquita White 2007 (11.7%) has a lime, lychee, banana and apricot bouquet with a fresh and zesty palate that is delicate, well balanced and light, making it suitable to serve by the glass.
To buy it, call 0844 561 1252
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