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:
I am writing this as the Tour de France reaches its finale in Paris so feel it is fitting that the Wine Tour arriving in Lidl this coming Thursday features mainly French wines………as does my list of favourites below:
Crémant d’Alsace Brut - £8.99 - Crisp, dry, versatile sparkler, perfect for adding a dash of Crème to Cassis to make a Kir Royale if you are so inclined.
Champagne Bissinger Premium - £19.99 - Highly palatable Champagne, successfully combining freshness, depth of flavour……..and drinkability.
Val de Salis Aurore Rosé - £6.99 - Everything one could ask for from a light, fruity, refreshing dry rosé
Val de Salis Viognier Reserve - £7.99 - Viognier is a tricky little grape and, IMHO, often disappoints. But this nails it - lovely, refined apricot fruit and plenty of flavour.
Jean Cornelius Riesling - £7.49 - Bright, dry, fruity Riesling from Alsace
Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine - £7.49 - Just as Muscadet ought to be - crisp, dry, supremely refreshing………and perfect with mussels or oysters
Jurançon - £7.99 - Excellent sweet white that the French would drink well chilled with some savoury canapés. Should be twice the price.
Morgon Collin-Bourisset - £7.99 - Ideal, juicy summer red - dry, fruity, refreshing and even better lightly chilled.
Gigondas Puech Morny - £14.99 - If you like Chateauneuf-du-Pape, then this will hit the spot. Pricey but richly flavoured and worth every penny.