Wine of the week: Black Star 2016
This is the second of two really good German reds I’ve come across this summer*. It may surprise you that Germany makes red wine at all but it now makes up a significant amount of what the country produces
Note however the attempt to make it look decidedly un-German - the contemporary label does little to suggest its origin apart from a discreet Pfalz (one of the main German wine regions) - or even the grapes it’s made from.
It’s on sale at £6.99 currently at Aldi as part of their summer wine festival which means that stock is limited so at that price I’d load up with a few. It has lovely dark vibrant fruit which is enhanced by being unfiltered and is altogether rather delicious. (They suggest you decant it but I quite like it as it is). I’d drink it with a barbecue, the first of the season’s game and/or autumn vegetables like roast squash.
* The other being a Dornfelder at Lidl which was selling for just £4.99 but which I imagine has disappeared by now. Grab some if you can though.
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