Lidl says its new wine tastes like hot cross buns

Katie Frost
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From Cosmopolitan

From the gin and Prosecco chocolate egg to the bunny-shaped chicken nuggets, Lidl has upped its game when it comes to Easter treats this year. It's latest launch is made for hot cross bun fans.

The low-cost supermarket has introduced a sweet, vegan wine into its spring drinks collection and it's designed to be the perfect seasonal tipple. According to experts, the Moscatel Reserva de Familia, £6.99, is reminiscent of the traditional spiced and sweet buns thanks to its rich complexity and notes of raisin and fig.

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"This rare Spanish wine from the historic Malaga region boasts unique aromas of raisins and sweet spice, very much like that of the cinnamon and nutmeg flavours in hot cross buns," says Richard Bampfield, Lidl's Master of Wine.

The wine is made from muscat grapes, which are sun dried for 10-15 days on specialised 'esparto' dry grass, a species created from grasses of North Africa and southern Europe. The full-bodied flavour is then enhanced as the wine is matured in oak barrels, adding to its sweet and syrupy texture.

If you're on the look out for hot cross buns to go with it, Aldi has added some interesting options to its range this year. There are four new buns in the retailer's Specially Selected line, including the delicious-sounding Rhubarb & Custard variety. M&S has also introduced two new flavours – a mini version loaded with chocolate chips and the Golden hot cross buns, made with sultanas, raisins, goldenberries and a dollop of honey. Bring on the bank holiday weekend.

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