This 2010 Fleurie from Aldi is a good example of the variety. It has lightly scented floral aromas (hence the name), which resolve into fresh ripe berries and red fruits galore. Not a wine to be drunk cold (although over ice is OK), a decent room temperature will really bring out the tastes of summer fruits. Soft tannins lead you to a slightly spicy and earthy bramble finish, never once losing the sense of adventure and freshness.
This wine is part of the Exquisite Collection from Aldi, which is their premium quality range, available all year around. This Fleurie is not the best out there, but for the price it is head and shoulders above anything even twice its price, and you would need to spend about £20 a bottle at Tesco’s to come close to this.
Fluerie is also one of the oldest wines from the South of Burgundy, lying right in the middle of the top ten Beaujolais Cru’s.
|Occasion:||on its own, with red meats, cold hams|