Aldi unveils new range of wines with drinks from as far away as Lebanon and Canada
Economy supermarket Aldi has expanded its range of wines for fall – with varieties from as far away as Lebanon and Canada.
To help navigate the different bottles on sale and help with some of the lesser-known blends, the retailer has teamed up with Aldi Wine school expert Sam Caporn, to offer practical suggestions based on buyers’ preferences.
The expert said: ” Aldi really dug deep with this year’s fall wine lineup. It’s so refreshing to see that lesser-known variations such as Lebanese red and Italian vermentino will grace the UK wine aisles, so customers can venture out with their wine this winter. Hope my suggestions serve as a useful guide for wine lovers.
Here’s the easy-to-follow guide to using better-known wines to find new favorites.
Those who like medium to full bodied whites with a nice mineral finish should try Aldi ‘s Specially Selected CÃ´tes du Jura (Â£ 7.99). Composed of 100% Chardonnay, this drink is beautifully elegant. The mineral notes are due to the Jurassic soils rich in limestone in the Jura region which lies between Burgundy and the Alps in eastern France.
Lovers of fresh and crunchy whites full of citrus and lime will appreciate Aldi ‘s Italian Vermentino (Â£ 5.99). Grapes grown in the sun of vineyards in Italy give this crunchy white wine a fresh, tangy flavor.
Those who love delicate and lightly scented wines that whisper from the Mediterranean will prefer Aldi ‘s Specially Selected Greco di Tufo (Â£ 6.99). Lemon yellow in color with flavors of honeysuckle, lemon, lime and pineapple, a prime example of this wonderful Italian wine.
Lovers of spicy reds and black fruits will appreciate Aldi from specially selected French Minervois (Â£ 8.99). Composed of aromas of blackberry, violet, spices and liquorice. Very young and dynamic but also textured and tasty.
Wine lovers who appreciate a lot of maturity and flavor should try Aldi ‘s Specially Selected French Marselan (Â£ 6.49). This little-known French grape is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache and has wonderful juicy summer pudding flavors with notes of apple, plum, raspberry and blueberries.
Fans who like structured, powerful and full-bodied reds should try Aldi ‘s Specially Selected Lebanese Red (Â£ 7.99). Deep color with aromas of red and black fruits; blackberry, cassis and black cherry.
Anyone looking to broaden their wine expertise this fall should look to Aldi ‘s Wine School – a free online educational center that helps turn wine bluffs into wine lovers with modules and tutorials.
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