This Chardonnay is from Lidl. The last Chardonnay I reviewed from Lidl (https://atimeforwine.blog/2017/05/29/cimarosa-chardonnay/) was revolting and served as a deterrent from buying their wine for a couple of years. This one retails at £4.49 (cheap) but from time to time it is reduced to £2.99 when it is the ‘wine of the week’. This is unnaturally, suspiciously cheap… there must be a catch; it must be awful, right? Wrong; it’s perfectly acceptable plonk.
Tasting notes: Pale straw colour. Initial aromas of citrus fruits, a little melon. Short, crisp finish. Balanced, medium acidity. Not especially complex or intense. Good summer drinking, fairly priced.
Wine Colour – White
Price – £4.49
Where do I get it from? Lidl
Current Vintage – 2018
Producer – produced for Lidl
Grape – 100% Chardonnay
Region/Country – Pays d’Oc, France
Verdict – Perfectly acceptable wine for a low price