Lidl, Dornfelder Trocken, Pfalz, Germany, 2016
(at Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels Seven Dials, 13 Jun 2017)
Drinking Window: 2017 - 2018
At a fiver a bottle, you won't find a better red for summer-drinking. There's a good Beaujolais in the summer range too, but I'd choose this instead, at £2 less. It would be perfect served slightly chilled with sausages or cold meats – the deep garnet colour hints at the style. It has fresh and juicy black cherry aromas and flavours, with a dash of black pepper. Joyful and uncomplicated, it would be very easy to keep drinking this until well after sundown.