Fear not, I am not on a diet. I just happened to find this tiny (25cl) bottle of WeightWatchers fruity white wine, made by a German producer from grapes from the Mosel and the Rhine. So what has Britain's cheapest supermarket in store for those of you who are on a diet (and are ready to spend £1.44)?
Decent colour, light gold, very clear, light. So far so good. The nose is a little sharp, apple with a tiny tiny hint of pear; think light apple vinegar or at least really sharp green apple. On the palate lemon/apple acidity, pear and something almost buttery nutty in the finish. While this sounds good in theory, none of the flavours is very distinct. The combination is bland and not very well balanced. The wine lacks depth and I found the nose and bitterness a little off-putting.
You can certainly drink this wine, especially if you do not wait to see how it develops with air and if you have some food at hand, but then why would you want to? Oh, right, you are on a diet. Well, if you were thinking of buying this wine because it could help you with that, you might want to think again and read my blog post on the myth of sugar and calories and why there is no point whatsoever to drink this wine to help with your diet.