Value from the supermarket: Lidl Negroamaro Salento 2019

Another superb budget Italian red from Lidl. At this price (£ 4.99 in UK, 3 € in Hungary) most wines are better to avoid, yet this is not just serviceable but rather good.

A simple wine but here’s a why it’s likable: it’s authentic and pure. No makeover, no oak chips vanilla and so on. Just real, honest wine. A nose of black cherries and vintage red currant jam – so Italian. Balanced, savory, dry. A lovely table wine, perfect for what it is.

Rating: good wine, 84 points.
Price: 3-5 €, £ 4.99.
Stockist: Lidl
Tasted: March, 2021.
Great value: yes, buy, buy!
Drinking window: now-2022
Source: own purchase.

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