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:


 

A new “Wine tour” of the world will hit Lidl’s shelves today (23/11/17).  Not easy to choose my top picks this time as there are many stand-out wines, but I have done my best below:

 

Whites

Riesling/Pinot Gris 2016 - £7.99 - Really lovely Alsace blend, fruity, not too dry, very versatile.

Grauer Burgunder 2016 - £7.99 - The German name for Pinot Grigio, this has way more flavour and fruit than one might expect.

Riesling 2106 Von Goler - £7.99 - High class German Riesling, dry and appetising, tastes much more expensive than it is.

Falanghina 2016 - Beneventano - £6.99 - Fashionable, delightful dry white.

Verdicchio 2016 - Laurana  - £6.99 - Unusually flavoursome example of this well-known Italian white.

 

Reds

Fleurie 2016 - £7.99 - Textbook Fleurie at a most attractive price.

La Rose de Bern 2016 - Fronsac - £6.99 - Very tasty claret for this price level.

Spätburgunder 2016 - Von Goler - £8.99 - Delicate, light and exceedingly moreish - very classy and perfect with turkey sandwiches.

Ciro Classico 2014 - £6.99 - If you are looking for a fuller-bodied red, this one from southern Italy will provide some winter warmth.

 

Sparkling

Bardolino Chiaretto 2016 - £6.99 - Delicate, versatile, popular, sparkling, dry Italian rosé.

Champagne Bissinger Premium Cuvée - £17.99 - Excellent quality at a decent price.

 

Sweet Whites - All spectacular wines at amazing prices for this quality.

Tokaji Aszú 2013 - Grand Tokaji - £13.99 - Top class Hungarian classic

Vin Santo del Chianti 2009 - £9.99 - and this time a much sought-after Italian classic - ideal with Christmas cake.

Canadian Icewines - 3 of them, all priced at £14.99, and from the Riesling, Vidal and Cabernet Franc grapes respectively. Treat yourself to a world class wine, sweet enough to match Christmas pudding or mince pies. And also nicely boxed for gifts……


 
Good luck
Richard Bampfield MW
 
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