A ready-to-drink Morgon and a Savoie white you might know from a skiing holiday

Wines for the Weekend: John Wilson on two French bottles, one familiar, one less so

Wines for the Weekend: Apremont Vin de Savoie and Collin-Bourisset Morgon, both from Lidl

Wines for the Weekend: Apremont Vin de Savoie and Collin-Bourisset Morgon, both from Lidl

 

Two French wines from Lidl this week. One is a name well known to wine lovers; the other will be less familiar unless you go skiing in the French Alps. Morgon is one of the ten crus, or villages, of the Beaujolais region. It has a reputation for producing wines that can mature for a decade or more. The wine featured below is ready to drink now, however. Savoie is a favourite skiing destination for tourists from all over Europe, who drink the local white wines, including Apremont, as an apres-ski.

Apremont 2018, Vin de Savoie, €9.99
A light (11.5 per cent alcohol), crisp, fresh dry white with green apple fruits to sip before dinner or drink with summery salads.

Morgon 2018 Collin-Bourisset, €11.99
Medium bodied, with broad dark cherry fruits, good acidity and a dry finish. Serve lightly chilled with cold meats, firm cheeses or roast pork.

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