Lidl beauty – Gran Reboreda 2015

reboreda1Popped into Lidl supermarket recently and picked up this unusual blend  from the Ribiero (Galicia) region which is situated in north west Spain.

The bottle caught my eye as it featured one of my favourite white grapes Godello although with this one it’s a small part of a blend with Treixadura which is the predominant grape around 80% (used mainly in the making of Portuguese Vinho Verde) also featuring is another lesser known grape Loureira.

This is a very tall elongated bottle which might be a problem if storing in the fridge upright, when poured it’s a very pale straw like colour with fairly muted aromas even after hovering with my nose stuck in the glass for a while it was hard to pick out anything apart from citrus fruits, mainly lemons, there was also a faint whiff of herbs and flowers.

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The taste is where this wine shines, it’s very dry with a bright tangy lemon flavour, followed by what tasted like dried mixed herbs. Very fleshy weighty texture and a long satisfying finish.

As part of the new Lidl range this retails at £8.99 and on first tasting, in my opinion, worth every penny, I absolutely loved it, thoroughly recommend it  and even though I haven’t got a Lidl  local to me I will be making a trip to the nearest store to buy some more.

Unfortunately Lidl seem to change their wines pretty rapidly so I don’t know how long they will have this on the shelf but if you want to try something different I urge you to go out quickly and get some, hopefully you won’t be disappointed, top stuff !!

8.5corksMy rating 8.5/10 Corks

Lidl £8.99

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5 thoughts on “Lidl beauty – Gran Reboreda 2015

  1. I’ve just picked up a bottle from Lidl. I’ve not tried it yet, but same as yourself was attracted by the Godello and Galicia. As you say, Lidl tend to have a quick turn around in their range of wines, but I think this is because they use relatively small producers, though the jems that pop up from time to time do seem to turn up again a year later.
    Lidl do seem to have a few Albarinos on sale which really are worth a try.

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  2. Just drank the Gran Reboreda 2015 from Lidl. Bought it early december but having been away for a few weeks…. Cooked Rick Stein’s recipie for doarada from his Cádiz programme but used bass instead. The wine was delicious and well worth the price.

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