Decanter's tasting director, Christelle Guibert, had a preview of the Lidl Easter Wine Cellar Collection and picked her top seven wines to try.

Lidl ‘pop-up’ wine cellar selection hits the shelves on today (3rd March). There are 38 lines in Lidl’s Easter offer with a strong emphasis on New World wines.

Some of the wines have been sourced from well-regarded producers – Château Dereszla in Hungary being one of them – while others are hard to tell as very little information have been given on the producers. The obvious explanation is some of the producers just don’t want to be seeing as selling their wines at hard-discount stores.

We all know that buying a wine from a lesser region offers better value so it’s not surprising to find a large selection of Hungarian wines in the line-up of which some of them are definitely worth a look.

The usual ‘here-today-gone-tomorrow’ format will apply. They may have purchased a large quantity of each wine but once shared across their 600 or so stores, availability will be limited.

Below are some of my highlights

Lidl Easter Wine Cellar Collection:

Lagrein Alto Adige 2014

Lagrein, Alto Adige 2014

Made from the native grape, Lagrein, sourced from the extreme north-east of Italy. This dense...

Points 89