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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:


Updated 17th January 2022

Happy New Year!

Some of the wine shelves in Lidl have looked a little bare in recent weeks so it is just as well that a new Wine Tour arrives in store on Thursday, January 20th! And this time with something of an Italian flavour - here are my favourites, including a sensational sweet wine from Pantelleria, below.

 Sparkling

Malvasia Frizzante Secco £6.99 delicately perfumed, relatively light, dry, refreshing

Prosecco Spumante Extra Dry Organic - £7.49 If your new year's resolution is to drink more organic or sustainably produced wines, here is a refreshing start!

Whites

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi - £6.99 Dry, fresh, appetising, perfect fish match

Lugana Giulio Pasotti - £7.99 Hugely successful last year, so good to have this bright, refreshing dry white back again.

Langhe Bianco Calinaro - £6.99 Unusual to find a dry white from the Langhe but this is beautiful- relatively light, but lovely purity of fruit and freshness.

Carricante Duca di Sasseta - £7.99 Impressive, full-flavoured white, really mouthwatering.

Fiano Appasite Duca di Sasseta - £7.49 Attractive, flavoursome, off-dry white

Reds

Langhe Nebbiolo - £8.49 One of last year's most popular reds, now back again- excellent introduction to the Nebbiolo grape of Barolo fame.

Chianti Rufina Casato dei Medici Riccardi - £8.49 Proper Chianti- bitter-sweet fruit, crisp and satisfying.

Vino Nobile de Montepulciano 2018 - £9.99 Classic Italian red - good depth of fruit and a crisp, dry finish

Barolo Riserva Brussia - £19.99 Mature, impressive Barolo from an outstanding vineyard, now fully mature - best decanted.

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico - £7.99 Good example of the Ripasso style, ideal for those who prefer their reds not too dry.

Sweet Whites

Passito di Pantelleria - £14.99 (50cl) Very rare for a wine to score 95 points but this really is a treat - astonishing purity of fruit, luscious and appetising.

Vin Santo del Chianti - £12.99 (50cl) Another classic Italian sweet wine, well worth a try - best enjoyed with biscotti.

Salute!

Richard

 
 
Richard Bampfield MW

 

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