Following the very successful wine tasting hosted by Lidl's Master of Wine - Richard Bampfield, we get his personal updates on what is good at Lidl! The latest is:


 

The next Lidl Wine Tour comes round on March 28th and features, in my humble opinion, some absolute beauties. So this could be a long missive……..
 
Dry Whites
Tête à Tête Pinot Blanc Pinot Gris - £7.99 - A beautiful blend from Alsace, off-dry, lime-scented, satisfying and refreshing.
Greco di Tufo - £6.99 - Really top class dry white from inland of Naples. Genuinely, would still be good value at twice the price.
Domaine Wachau Gruner Veltliner Terraces - £7.49 - Lovely expression of the classic Austrian grape - dry, vital and appetising.
 
Sparkling
Champagne Premier Cru Senneval - £14.99 - Fine, classy Champagne for those who like a bit of maturity.
 
Rosé
Rosado Cariñena - £5.49 - Crisp, dry rosé that has proper flavour - unlike many of those from Provence.
 
Reds
Dão Reserva Torre de Ferro - £6.99 - Remarkably classy wine for the price from Portugal, arguably the world’s best source of good value wines at present.
Cahors - £5.99 - Elegant rather than powerful, lovely balance, just rather delicious
Carles Priorat Crianza - £6.99 - This one IS powerful! Bold, gutsy red from one of Spain’s most exciting wine regions, Priorat.
EJE Monastrell - £5.99 - Rich, fruity red, flavoursome and satisfying - Spain does this sort of red SO well.
 
Sweet wines
Tokaji Szamarodni Beres - £6.99 for 50cl - Lidl seem to have a knack of finding really interesting, not too expensive sweet whites. Another beauty from Hungary’s famous Tokaji region.
Malaga Virgen Moscatel - £6.99 for 50cl - Rich, complex, balanced, a real treat. Sweet, yes…….and gloriously so.
 
But honestly, nearly all the wines in this selection are worth recommending as the notes and scores in store will testify.
 
Enjoy!
Richard

Richard Bampfield MW

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