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ALDI News, Products|14 Oct 2020

ALDI sweeps wine award season AND drops sublime summer bottles

ALDI Australia
By ALDI Australia

Between taking out some of Australia’s most prestigious wine awards to dropping some fresh new summer wines in store, it’s been an exciting month for ALDI wine!

Check out our latest award winning drops as well as some new fresh flavours you’ll find in-store below.

New Awards – proving yet again, that you get amazing quality and incredible prices at ALDI

ALDI has recently been awarded two trophies, two gold, two silver and 6 bronze at the 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show – once again reaffirming why our wines are widely known for punching well above their weight in terms of taste, price and diversity of range.

Most notably, the Blackstone Paddock Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 ($17.99) has been awarded two trophies:

  • The Max Schubert AM Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show – regarded as one of the most prized trophies in the Australian Wine Industry
  • The Professor A.J. Perkins Trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Show

ALDI Wine Buyer and resident wine expert, Jason Bowyer explains how big a deal this is: “The Max Schubert AM Trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show, is regarded as one of the most prized trophies in the Australian Wine Industry. The Blackstone Paddock Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon trumped many prized Australian Cabernets from some of most iconic Cabernet regions like the Coonawarra and Margaret River, some selling in excess of $100 and more! We couldn’t be more proud to deliver such value to our customers every day.”

Some of our other recent wins for our award-winning wines include:

“ALDI’s awards over many years is testament to the many brilliant and passionate suppliers that we work with, both here and around the world. These awards recognise their winemakers, growers, viticulturists and commercial teams,” Bowyer continued.

New Wines – Introducing your new favourite wines at ALDI under $10

Do you think you can taste what the next award-winning drop will be? Why not sample our new range – sublime summer drops are coming to ALDI just in time for the sunshine – all for under $10!

To celebrating summer heating up again, ALDI is introducing a new range of mouth-watering wines just in time for Christmas festivities.

ALDI’s resident wine expert, Jason Bowyer says that this summer the key wine trends are all about refreshment with fresh and crispy whites & Roses, including: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, imported white wines, Rose and light reds that you can chill – not to mention classic bubbles!

Jason has shared his recommendations for food pairings for each of the wines and details each bottles’ tasting notes so you can rest assured you will be making the perfect purchase this summer. These are just a few of the exciting new wines that will be hitting stores, keep an eye out in the catalogue and on our website for new specials.

The Venturer Series Rose 2020 ($8.99)

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:

A blend of Aglianico and ShirXaz – a seriously delicious Rose made with one of Italy’s most revered grape varieties which is home grown here in in the Riverina region of Australia.

The palate bursts with alluring flavours of fresh red berries, classic savoury notes and a refreshing finish – presented in a very chic and beautiful bottle that will seriously impress!

Pair with: Enjoy chilled as an aperitif on a sunny afternoon or pair with fresh salads, grilled fish and Thai cuisine

Piedra Negra Argentinian Organic Pinot Gris ($9.99)

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:

From Andes Mountains in Argentina, this is a light to medium-bodied organic Pinot Gris. The wine is fully certified Organic from the foothills of the Andes Mountains, and is made from 20 year old vines.

The cool mountain air and the stoney gravels of the Andes produce wines with elegance and intensity.

Full of lime, lemon, and white flower flavours on the palate with a fresh persistent finish.

Pair with: Tapas, Melon & Iberico ham salad, cucumber veloute with ginger.

Nerissimo Verdeca IGP Puglia 2019 ($9.99)

Jason Bowyer, ALDI Wine Buyer’s tasting notes:

From one of Italy’s most awarded wine producers, San Marzanno. Verdeca is a green wine of the Puglia region, located in the heel of Italy. Expect notes of white flowers, white stone fruits, grapefruit, citrus, mineral fruits, and a dash of oak to add complexity and texture. This is a super yummy wine and is a variety that will be unknown to many, so be quick.

Pair with: Oysters, shellfish, and seafoods

Awards: 93/100 Luca Maroni 2021



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