I was invited to the Lidl winetasting last Tuesday.
Lidl presented their fall collection of wines, accompanied by some awesome little dishes from Gaétan Colin. Gaétan is chef at Jaloa, a gastronomic restaurant in Belgium. It was an honor to be served his food because Gaétan has won several awards for his culinary creations!
Many people see Lidl as the low-cost supermarket. Those people think Lidl offers minor quality products. But that is NOT true! I’ve tasted their wines and I really liked them! Besides, they have great cookies and yoghurt 😉
Lidl wants to be known for its fine wines at very reasonable prices. Their cheapest wine costs €3,99. Their most expensive wine can be bought for only €15,49. I think those are very fair prices! This Fall, they’re all from France.
My evening with Lidl started off perfectly. The event took place at the beautiful B&B Maison Margueritte in Brussels. Not too far from the centre and located in a gorgeous building! I love how the B&B looks :)Take a look at their website to see how it looks like 🙂 (My camera couldn’t really handle the somewhat darker room)
When everyone had arrived, itwas time for a little introduction and info about the wines we were going to taste. This speech was held by Harry De Schepper, wine journalist.
Time to bring on the wines! And the delicious food 🙂
I’ll give you a little overview of the different food & wines.
Now I’ll present the wines individually to give you a better idea of what wines we’ve had and where they come from etc 🙂
First one is the Crément d’Alsace AOP brut rosé. This one was by far my favourite! I love rosé wines and this bubbly nephew of it was absolutely delicious. I know I’m going to buy some bottles of this one. Only €8,49 per bottle.
Second wine was the white Pouilly Fumé 2014. 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire. Perfect to serve with fish or with a veggie dish. €7,99 per bottle. I might go get me some of this one as well 🙂
A second white wine was the Pouilly-Fuissé 2014 from the region of Pouilly-Fuissé. 100% Chardonnay and €11,99 per bottle.
Moving on to the red wines with this La Chapelle d’Esurac 2012 from the region of Médoc. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot. We had some entrecote to eat with is because this wine is perfect for red meat. €6,99 per bottle.
The second red wine was the Dauphin du Château Lafargue 2012 from the region of Pessac-Léognan. 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc. This wine has the aroma of plums and dades which makes it a perfect wine to go with wild meat such as duck. This one is a bit more expensive, €11,69 per bottle.
The third red and final wine was the Château du Grand Soussans 2012 from Margaux. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. This wine is also best served with red or wild meat. €13,99 per bottle.
I’ve had a really great night with the wines, the foods and of course also with my fellow blogging friends! The first two wines I’ve presented you were my favorites of the day. I think I’m just a white/rosé person 😉
You may run into me next time you visit the wine section at Lidl :p
Have a delicious day ❤
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