With under $20 finds from Rhone, Burgundy, Alsace, Loire, Languedoc and Bordeaux plus lesser known delights such as Corsica, Cahors and Madiran, Lidl is bringing it!
This post is sponsored by Lidl.
Last month we introduced you to one of the newest grocers in town, Lidl, and their Wine Discovery Collection with some amazing deals on fantastic wines selected by Master of Wine Adam Lapierre. And as good as that was, today’s news is even better.
You see, a few times per year, Lidl takes their wine discoveries to the next level with their Wine Fair promotions. In these special months, they go all out to bring you a large, comprehensive selection of wines from a particular country or wine style. According to Lidl they believe that learning and appreciating wines comes through tasting (just as we do!), so they consider each Lidl Wine Fair a rare opportunity for customers to take a grand tour of the world of wine — one sip at a time.
The newest Wine Fair promotion starts today October 19th and runs while supplies last, which may not be long looking at some of these deals including 20% off purchases of 3 or more bottles from the collection!
I had the chance to taste several of the wines and was very impressed, in fact I’ll be reviewing a couple of my favorites over the next few days, but here’s a quick summary of some highlights from my tasting.
Everybody loves a Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge, right? Unfortunately these Southern Rhone Valley wines are almost always out of our price range. Not so with this incredibly priced selection at just 16.99! This blend of mostly Grenache, with a touch of Syrah (both from gnarly old head-trained vines and seriously rocky vineyards) is aged in neutral oak tanks to yield a wine of pure fruit expression. (See our full review here!)
And if one Chateauneuf du Pape under $20 is good, two is even better! Especially when we’re talking about a Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc at just $14.99. Given 95% of all wine produced in the region is red, this white blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne (with a touch of Clairette Blanche) is a real treat.
Alsace, one of France’s sunniest and driest growing regions, is one of our favorite spots to find delicious white wines. The rich, sweet and delicious Hans Michel Gewurztraminer at just $8.99 definitely confirms that notion and has a mouthfeel you don’t want to miss. (See our full review here!)
The Terre Nostra Corsica Red (just $6.99) comes from the French island with whole lot of Italian heritage, Corsica. This wine is made with the Niellucciu grape, which is genetically identical to Sangiovese (just one sniff confirms that) and just like Sangiovese makes a great pairing for pizza, like this Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread. (Find the recipe in the Lidl French Wine Fair guide here.)
Moving on to the Loire Valley we have the Les Parcelles de Pierre Chinon at just $8.99. Made from Cabernet Franc this is a classic example of the cool climate red wines from this region.
Here’s a real treat at just $5.99 – a 65% Tannat, 20% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon blend from Madiran in southwest France. Known as the region that produces wines with the highest level of polyphenols, these might be some of the world’s healthiest wines. And this example offers way more flavor than its $5.99 price tag would suggest! It also makes a great pairing with grilled marinated flank steak (recipe also included in the Lidl French Wine Fair here.)
And there are many more! Check out the full listing of wines including tons of info on the regions, pairing tips and recipes, info on serving and storing and even how to remove red wine stains in the Lidl French Wine Fair guide here.
Find your nearest Lidl store here.
And don’t forget that incredible 20% off purchases of 3 or more bottles. Happy Shopping!
This post is sponsored by Lidl.