2011 Vega de la Reina Sauvignon Blanc, Rueda

( £6.49, 13%, Majestic )

International varieties are overshadowed in Spain by local grapes, but Sauvignon seems to have found an ideal spot in Rueda, producing wines that are delicious as well as distinctive. This is a total bargain if you buy two bottles, and I promise you wont’t regret having a spare in the fridge. It’s got flavours of pink grapefruit and passion fruit, a hint of gunflint on the nose and, pithy, refreshing acidity. Not many places could better this at £6.49 for a tasty Sauvignon Blanc. 

BuyDrinking window: 2013-14Similar Wines: £5-£10, 86-90, Spain, White, Sauvignon Blanc