A Fleurie Good Wine from Aldi

Spring is in the air and with it comes fresh, fruity wines to accompany lamb, cheeses and other new seasonal delights

I’ve been sampling the Fleurie from Aldi’s new Spring range and it’s very good. Hailing from Beaujolais it’s made with the Gamay grape and at 12.5% ABV it won’t give you a hang over in the morning.

This medium to full bodied wine can be chilled but my preference is to serve it at room temperature. This allows the delicate aromas to fully develop

It’s got a perfumed bouquet with hints of wild flowers sitting under strong tones of strawberry. These continue onto the palate and are joined by red stone fruit and spice. The finish is crisp and clean with lingering fruit flavours.

I drank this with a leg of roast lamb (also from Aldi) which had been infused with rosemary and garlic during cooking.

I have recently also been getting a lot of drinking pleasure from Aldi’s Primitivo which comes from Italy. This has got some robust flavours but with subtle hints of perfume on the palate. Another wine this time from Spain is the big brother of Aldi’s award wining Toro Loco. The 2011 Reserva has had the benefit of oak aging and is a combination of powerful fruit and vanilla spice flavours.

Fleurie – RRP £6.49 a bottle
Primitivo – RRP £4.99 a bottle
Toro Loco Reserva 2011 – RRP £4.99 a bottle

For more information go to www.aldi.co.uk