Lidl's newest range of Wine Cellar wines have just launched online and in stores. Decanter's Tina Gellie takes a look...

Lidl’s Wine Cellar spring collection consists of 38 brand new wines for the new season. There is a particularly good showing from the less well known appellations of France, as well as suitably springtime offerings from Italy. The latest Lidl collection is available online and in stores from 30th March, but as always it is a ‘while stocks last’ affair.

The wines are all approved by Lidl’s panel consisting of three Masters of Wine before hitting the shelves.

But we have tasted them and picked our favourites.

Tina’s Lidl wine recommendations:

Sassi del Mare, Maremma, Rosso, Tuscany, Italy, 2013

There aren't many Tuscan Coast wines you can get for £8, and this punches well above its weight for the price. Predominantly Sangiovese, it's full of creamy raspberry fruit on the velvety palate, with spicy black pepper notes and a nice bitter cherry finish.

Points 90
Masseria Metrano, Salento, Fiano, Puglia, Italy, 2015

Masseria Metrano, Salento, Fiano, Puglia, Italy, 2015

A wine whose sunny, ripe-fruited aromas jump from the glass, showing off its warm growing region. The juicy palate boasts yellow plum, peach, mango and a creamy nuttiness which is balanced by just enough acidity.

Points 88

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