Best buys | Wine of the Week: Mas de La Dona Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2017

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Wine of the Week: Mas de La Dona Cotes du Roussillon Villages 2017

The spring tasting season has started in earnest and bargains are coming thick and fast but I’ve picked out this appealing Roussillon red from Majestic as it’s on special offer at £7.99 until May 7th if you buy six bottles (after that it will be £9.99 and £11.99 if you buy a single bottle).

It’s not a rosé as the website currently claims but a vibrant juicy red that would make excellent everyday drinking (although watch out for the 15% alcohol!) and go with practically everything from a plate of spaghetti bolognese to a barbecue.

Oddly there’s nothing about the grape varieties on the back label or the Majestic website but given the part of the world it’s from I’m guessing syrah, grenache and maybe a lick of carignan and/or mourvèdre. (Turns out that's right!)

In the same promotion and worth snapping up if you like big chunky reds is the S & R Douro Red, also at £7.99 which is made from the same grape varieties that are used to make port and would be a good wine to drink with a cheeseboard. I wasn't mad though about the two rosés that are in this offer.

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