As Australia’s temperatures soar and salads and barbecues replace the slow cooker – our wine tastes chart a different course as well. Gone are the comforting, bold-palate reds that warmed us in the rain and in are the lighter, fizzier, refreshing wines to sip in the sun.

At ALDI, there is also innovation in the air this Summer season, with delicious modifications in both style and varietals, we have adopted a wine range that offers customers a unique point of difference while maintaining the quality we are known for. From sustainable options, vegan varieties or low alcohol drops, there is something new and exciting for everyone in this summer range.

ALDI wine expert and buying director Jason Bowyer has watched the trends closely and is thrilled with what’s on offer at ALDI this summer.

“Aussies have never had more variety of wines to choose from, there is literally something for everyone. What we do best in our range is evaluate the trends, look for what Australians most want to be drinking in Summer, and delivering high quality drops at the seriously unbelievable price points. This year, the trend towards lighter wines continues. It is not just about being lighter in flavour or varietal for summer, moving from reds to whites and sparkings. It is also increasingly about being lighter in alcohol concentration or having a lighter environmental impact through sustainable sourcing with organic and vegan wines becoming more popular.”

“Our summer range offers incredible innovation, value and we are confident that our customers will be blown away by their quality,” Bowyer continued.

Tatachilla Lower Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc
2021 – $8.99

Tatachilla Lower Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:

“This year marked a significant growth in the no/low alcohol market as mindful consumption became a big motivator for wine connoisseurs. The Tatachilla Sauvignon Blanc is a flavourful nod to this trend, featuring a lower alc (9%) wine and an innovative thermochromatic label that lets owners know when it is perfectly chilled. ”

Pair with: Fresh cheeses like goat or with oysters, shellfish and seafoods

De’Chill Frizzante Bianco NV – $11.99 (Victorian & Western Australian Stores)

De’Chill Frizzante Bianco NV

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:

“Circling back to that need for instant refreshment in the heat, the De’Chill Frizzante Bianco is a vegan and a contemporary style of wine, lightly spritzed with an energising acidity, soft bubbles and fresh flavour. A perfect choice for a day by the water.”

Pair with: Prawn, smoked salmon or canapes

Corte Carista Prosecco Rose NV – $9.99 (NSW Stores Only)

Corte Carista Prosecco Rose NV

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes: 

“One of the first DOC Prosecco Rose wines available in Australia – this is everything you want in a Prosecco with a jaw-dropping freshness of juicy strawberry red wild fruits that seriously impresses.”

Pair with: Fresh salads and grilled fish

Yellowglen Pink Pinot Grigio 2021 – $6.99

Yellowglen Pink Pinot Grigio

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:

Exclusive to ALDI from the iconic Yellowglen brand – we are pleased to introduce this pink Pinot Grigio with a unique twist to our Summer selection. Many of us have tossed and turned over the decision between a fresh white wine or rose, so this combination from the team at Yellowglen is exactly the kind of innovation customers want to see. The fruit has been sourced from a blend of premium regions to ensure consistency and offer incredible quality and value. Majority of the fruit comes from areas such as Fleurieu Peninsula and Eden Valley in South Australia, while smaller components are from Padthaway, Bendigo, Tasmania and Mornington Peninsula.

Pair with: Light salads, goats cheese and chicken

Kaiora Bay Winemakers Selection Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 – $16.99

Kaiora Bay Winemakers Selection Central Otago Pinot Noir

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:

“The perfect red wine for summer. Elegantly complex, made by one of New Zealand’s most renowned wine makers. Made from sustainable grapes from premium vineyard parcels in Central Otago.”

Pair with: Roast chicken, beef and pasta

Nerrisimo Verdeca 2020 – $9.99

Nerrisimo Verdeca 2020

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:

“An instant friend-maker, become the toast of the table by pouring a glass from one of Italy’s most awarded wine producers. Verdeca is a unique green wine (Verde = Green) of the Puglia region, located in the heel of Italy which effortlessly combines notes of white flowers, white stone fruits, grapefruit, citrus, mineral fruits to offer a one-of-a-kind variety.”

Pair with: Seafood

So French Rose 2020 – $9.99

So French Rose 2020

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:“‘Le cousine’ to our infamous core range French Rose ‘La Mule’, this is a delicious blend of Grenache and Cinsault grapes giving the most beautiful soft pink colour and a nose full of red fruits. Très magnifique! ”

Pair with: Chicken, Duck and feta

 El Toro Macho Organico Superior Viura Sauvignon Blanc – $5.99

El Toro Macho Organico Superior Viura Sauvignon Blanc

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:

“Last but certainly not least our journey around the world of wines takes us to Spain for a lovely white wine made from the Viura & Sauvignon Blanc. Vegan friendly and organic, El Toro is summer ready and offers buyers a lively, fresh and balanced white wine with the finest in organic production.”

Pair with: Seafood and green vegetables