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EGG-SPERTLY APPROVED: MISTRESS OF WINE REVEALS TOP ALDI WINE PICKS FOR EASTER

While Easter celebrators gear up for festive dinner party hosting, supermarket Aldi is all set to help shoppers find the perfect wines with its selection of tried and tested top picks – starting from just £4.99.

To ensure shoppers can plan the ultimate pairings, the Easter Wine collection has been tasted and approved by world class wine expert, Mistress of Wine, Sam Caporn. Boasting a wide range of sumptuous quality reds, sweet and zesty rosés, mouth-watering white wines and fabulous fizzes, shoppers are sure to discover exceptional quality, all at Aldi’s incredible value prices. 

As the perfect aperitif or ideal pairing for light starters, Sam’s picks for fizz are truly unmissable.

Fantastic Fizz

Champagne

Nothing gets the party going like a glass of bubbly. Aldi’s bestselling Veuve Monsigny Champagne (£13.99, 75cl) is a beautifully balanced blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, aged in cellars to enhance it’s complexity, elegance and length. No wonder it’s won so many awards, including most recently Good Housekeeping’s Best Budget Champagne. Sam praises its “delicate aromas of lemon meringue with a crisp, linear palate well-balanced by green apple acidity and a subtle biscuity finish.”

Another award winner* makes it into the mix as Sam describes the Castellore Organic Prosecco (£7.49, 75cl) as “very pale colour but with lots of aromatic, floral notes on the nose with pear, apricot and peach blossom on the palate and a suggestion of banana.” This eco-friendly fizz is made with grapes that receive no pesticide or herbicide treatment and are hand-picked to ensure the finest quality.

Prosecco

A shopper favourite and classic Italian prosecco – the Castellore Prosecco Extra Dry (£5.99, 75cl) features “pretty aromas of melon, pear and raspberry with a pleasing palate that is just off-dry, with a watermelon finish”, according to Sam. A superb partner to delicate fish and fresh cheeses, this sparkling delight is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Whimsical Whites

Canadian Riesling

Refreshing and light, no Easter roast dinner nor spring barbeque is complete without a crisp glass of white wine. Pairing sublimely with an indulgent white chocolate Easter egg, Sam recommends The Falls Canadian Riesling (£7.99, 75cl) due to its “inviting aromas of lemons, limes and tangerines with a drizzle of pink grapefruit acidity that sits well alongside the floral flavours of violets and jasmine.”

Greek Assyrtiko

For those planning to serve up seafood and white meats, the Greek Assyrtiko 2020 (£6.99, 75cl) brings a touch of the Mediterranean to the table. Sam describes this International Challenge 2021 award-winning white as “youthfully exuberant with plenty of pear and apricot notes that are well-balanced by a brisker, saline, lemon zest acidity. The palate has a nectarine and yellow plum ripeness and a herbal finish.”

Rioja Blanco

Shoppers craving “delicate flavours of spiced honey cake, poached pears in cinnamon and vanilla custard with lemon acidity and a subtle stone fruit finish” should opt for the Specially Selected Rioja Blanco (£6.99, 75cl). An exquisite complement to fish and chicken dishes, this Spanish treat is a great all-rounder.

Refreshing Rosés

Provence Rose

The Mistress of Wine moves on to suggest a selection of Aldi’s rosé wines, starting off with the Specially Selected Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé (£6.49, 75cl). Sam notes the wine’s “pale salmon colour with appealing aromas of strawberries and rhubarb and custard. The palate is dry with crisp acidity and the wine is flavourful, elegant and energetic.” Best coupled with grilled meat and vegetable dishes, this French showstopper is bound to please.

Next up, Aldi’s Specially Selected Organic Etna Rosé (£7.99, 75cl) is labelled ‘delicate yet distinctive’ by Sam, who also notes that it is “very pale pink in colour with notes of ripe fruits and flowers on the nose and palate, including black and Morello cherries with pineapple and red cherry drops.”

Robust Reds

Austrian Red

Sam’s top red picks include the Specially Selected Austrian Zweigelt (£6.49, 75cl). Its deep red fruit flavours, which leave a long, dry finish, make it an ideal match for meaty roast dinners. Sam praises the wine as “youthful and fresh”, noting the aromas “just burst from the glass! Fruits of the forest, mulberries, cherries, blueberry and plums with a suggestion of spice. Soft and juicy with plenty of blue bouncy fruits!”

Alternatively, shoppers can opt for supermarket first, Aldi’s Indian Tempranillo (£xx, 75cl) – a red staple that marries vibrantly with smoky meats. Sam notes: “A deep colour though showing some subtle evolution in age. This wine is brooding with notes of black pepper, blackberries and chocolate dipped cherries with sinewy tannins on the finish.”

Aldi’s full range of Easter wines will be available via Click & Collect and in Aldi stores nationwide from 14th March.[CS1] 

*Good Housekeeping Awards 2021 and Bronze Medal at the Drinks Business Organic Masters 2021

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*Scottish and Welsh customers are not able to buy products that fall below the MUP. Any orders placed to Scottish and Welsh addresses which do not meet the requirements of MUP will be refunded. 


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