2014 Malbec Viña Chela Reserve, Mendoza, Argentina
£11.99 per bottle - £60 for 6 (£10.00pb) - £110 for 12 (£9.17pb)
In our eternal optimism at the Vineking we couldn't resist choosing a perfect BBQ wine to accompany this weekend's scorchio weather. This new-to-us Argentinean Malbec is ideal for quaffing with your burgers and bangers. Whilst this red has all the characteristics you'd expect - dark soft fruit, subtle spice, hints of chocolate and herbs - the altitude and choice to harvest in the cool of the morning, along with a gentle touch in the winery means it retains its balance and makes you want to reach for that next glass.
2015 Corte Giacobbe, Soave, Italy
£13.99 per bottle - £70 for 6 (£11.67pb) - £130 for 12 (£10.83pb)
The Dal Cero family estate in Roncà in Veneto produces wines that express their passion for the "terroir". This Corte Giacobbe, made from 100% Garganega grapes, is a lovely Soave with notes of exotic fruits, well-balanced acidity, good texture and a tremendous finish. Perfect for the warm weather.