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The Aldi wine collection keeps growing but if you're not sure which ones to buy, here's a list of Aldi wines you'll want to add to your shopping list ASAP!
Their wines have received a lot of attention over the years because they gained multiple medals – gold, silver and bronze – from very prestigious wine competitions like the Decanter World Wine Awards and The International Wine Challenge (IWC)
Both are hugely respected, and judges from around the world blind taste test the wine to pick the best ones.
But do you know which ones to pick when you’re hitting the aisles? Read on to discover which ones are worth your pennies (and your hangover)?
In recognition of the beautiful weather we’ve been enjoying in our first days of spring, we’ll begin with the best rosés on offer.
This week ALDI released six new rosé wines, along with the return of its Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé, all of which are under £10.
While they’re all set to be an absolute hit this summer, the Toro Loco Spanish Rosé has made it to the top of the list as our number one pick for spring, as it received this year’s Decanter Bronze Award.
The vibrant, award-winning Toro Loco means ‘Crazy Bull’ translated into English, so is certainly full of life and guaranteed to get the party going. This gorgeous rosé, made up of the Bobal grape of the Utiel-Requena region, is perfectly matched with summer dishes such as seafood salads, prawn, chicken and fruit salads. Oh, and it’s also only £3.99!? Viva España!!
Back again after its 2017 sell-out success, this rosé has been ranked one of the best rosés in the world at The International Wine Challenge, with flavours of ‘strawberry, white fruit and subtle spice.’
The cheap wines, which can be bought for just £6.99, beat other bottles that cost up to three times more at the Decanter Awards – a competition known as the Oscars of the wine industry!
Sandara Chardonnay-Sake, £2.79
This Aldi wine is a UK supermarket first as they have launched a wine-sake fusion… Available in stores now at a very reasonable £2.79, this low ABV wine (5.5 per cent) is a good choice if you’re looking for a tipple that won’t bring on a massive hangover and if you’re trying to cut down on your alcohol intake. The Sandara Chardonnay-sake is a combination of high-quality Chardonnay blended with the traditional Japanese rice wine to produce a light sparkling wine with notes of banana, apple and pineapple. So, if you’re one of the many Brits going crazy for Japanese recipes, this is the perfect pairing for your next dinner party and it will be a great conversation starter. At under £3 a bottle, it’s hard to find a reason not to try it!
Exquisite Collection Mâcon-Villages, £6.99
This award-winning white Burgundy is a fantastic price at £6.99, especially when a wine from the same region sold for a staggering £420,000 this year! It is best served chilled and works well with chicken, fish or even goat’s cheese. It’s a great ‘all-rounder’ which is just as delicious on its own as it is with food – what’s not to love?!
Rubis Chocolate Wine, £9.99
We love it when two of our favourite things are combined, so we’re forever thankful to Aldi for their chocolate wine – YES, chocolate wine.
The indulgent drink is a blend of Tempranillo wine from Spain with chocolate, resulting in a rich plummy taste and a warming finish of chocolate.
It was first launched last year as part of the supermarket’s range of sweet dessert wines for Christmas, and thankfully it’s back this year. It’s returning on 14th November so if chocolatey wine is on your festive list, mark the date in your calendar!
One Road Shiraz, £6.99
This fruity little number from Aldi has won Gold in the 2017 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge – the most prestigious single class wine competition, so a round of applause for Aldi, please!
The bottle of plonk – which has aromas of plum and spice continue on the palate, with ripe and powdery tannins to finish – fought off some pretty stiff competition, beating a £190 bottle from Mount Pleasant Wines and a £152 bottle from Wolf Bass Wines.
This red is the latest of ALDI’s wine offerings to be awarded a medal at the Decanter Awards.
Despite being substantially cheaper, this ALDI wine beat the silver medal winner Abadia Retuerta Seleccion Especial, which costs £25 – making it £15.01 cheaper!
With lovely aromas of black cherries, blackberries and plums, and notes of spice, pepper and sweet herbs, this ALDI wine has also been commended at the International Wine Challenge.
Boasting aromas of white stone fruits and lime-drizzled nectarine, this ALDI wine won a silver medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition Complex last year, and remains a favourite amongst wine connoisseurs.
This multi award-winning ALDI wine, from Australia, has been described by The Telegraph as the ‘ideal red for your next dinner party’.
With aromas aromas of violets, black cherries and sweet plums and rich flavours of blackberry, pepper and spice, this ALDI-exclusive won a place amongst the top 100 at The Sydney International Wine Competition.
Considered Portugal’s best-kept secret, Vinho Verde (Green Wine) is a fresh and crisp wine, perfect to accompany a summer meal.
This ALDI wine in particular won a bronze medal at this year’s International Wine Awards.
Although we know this is all about Aldi’s fantastic wine, if you’ve got a big celebration coming up soon you might also be interested in their award winning fizz too…
This fantastic champagne comes in at £2 a glass and is perfect if you’re buying the booze for your wedding or birthday party in bulk! Aldi’s clever ‘fizz calculator’ also estimates that you’ll need nine bottles to serve 50 people and it’s easy to scale up from there!
What’s your favourite ALDI wine? Let us know in the comments!