Two Lidl wines to wet your whistle with seafood and tapas

Wines for the Weekend: This Verdicchio and Rioja will join Lidl core range of wines

Two new wines from Lidl this week. They will join their core range of wines available twelve months of the year. Verdicchio is one of Italy’s most ancient varieties. This one comes from the Marche on the central-eastern coast. There it is enjoyed with all sorts of seafood dishes, including fish stews and pasta dishes.

We are familiar with Rioja but usually go for Reserva wines that have been aged in oak barrels, giving the wines sweet vanilla flavours. The Rioja below is a little different as it has not been aged in oak. Instead you get lovely pure fruit flavours.

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2022

Crisp refreshing green apples and pears with a lip-smacking dry finish. Perfect sipping wine or with seafood pasta recipes. Clams or a fresh tomato sauce with linguine?

13.5% abv €13.99 from Lidl


Ermita Rioja Joven 2022

An unoaked Rioja with seductive pure ripe black cherry fruits and a rounded finish. Drink by itself or with tapas; albondigas in a spicy tomato sauce or grilled red peppers.

13% abv €11.99 from Lidl