My wine choice for this week is from Booths new own-brand labelled wine. The range consists of old-world wines from reputable producers but with Booths' own label – and keenly priced from £6.99 to £12.99 a bottle.

I have chosen Chianti Riserva 2009, made by the Baroncini family in Tuscany. The wine is made from Sangiovese and created in the town of San Grimignano, which benefits from a consistent climate, which helps the grapes ripen.

When poured it has a tawny-like colour and is followed on the nose by red fruit and dried spices, complemented by full-bodied, well-balanced flavours of bitter cherries and spice typical of sangiovese leading to a lingering finish. This is a fantastic wine for £6.99 and is a DOCG (Denomi-nazione di origine controllata), which means grapes have to come from a single vineyard in the chianti area, so a top wine indeed and great with lamb or on its own with parmigiano reggiano.

  • Graeme Hedley is sommelier and expert on food and wine at Kendal College’s Lakes Hotel School