Two new Spanish lines in Lidl’s caught my eye as they are both priced at £2.99. Although the presentation probably reflects this price level, it seemed worthwhile, given the general quality of the store’s list, to give them a taste as it is the juice that counts. And, from the back label I could see that the wines are bottled in Spain, rather than shipped in bulk and bottled in the UK. Not that this is a reliable guarantor of quality of course, but it does suggest more the un-earthing of a genuine indigenous product (courtesy Mr Bampfield – Lidl’s MW -, no doubt) as opposed to the commercial sourcing of an anywhere wine.
Mid-red/raspberry in colour and made from the Tempranillo grape. Light red fruit nose and juicy entry. The palate is overall quite light bodied with berry and cherry fruit flavours and moderately supple background tannins. Medium in length, but more rounded on the finish than expected at this level. Could be drunk on its own, but equally would accompany light meat dishes. Good value for the money.