Wine of the Week: Weiber Crémant d’Alsace
If you’re popping into Lidl this weekend to buy the wines I’ve recommended in my Guardian column*, try a bottle of this inexpensive sparkling wine too.
It’s from the Alsace region of France and is made entirely from riesling which makes it a bit different from the champagne-style sparkling wines out there. It's light (11.5%) and peachy with a touch of honeyed sweetness which should appeal if you’re a prosecco drinker. I’d serve it as an aperitif or possibly with a light dessert like a fresh fruit tart - or maybe to kick off a summer barbecue. Good value at £7.99
There’s also an attractive 2016 Tüzko gewürztraminer which is part of Lidl’s new Hungarian range. It’s also made in a sweeter style that I think would go particularly well with hot Thai food (though maybe not a Thai green curry) and would be also rather delicious with those milky Indian desserts (especially with mango). That’s just £6.99.
Both these wines are available on a WIGIG (when it’s gone it’s gone) basis so you may or may find them in store when you visit.
* the Zenit Tornai Princeszet 2016 (£5.99; 12.5% abv) and light red Dornfelder (12.5% abv), from the Pfalz (£4.99) Read more about them here.
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