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Aldi introduces the spring wine festival
26 Jan 2017


Wash away your winter blues with the Aldi Spring Wine Festival, featuring 12 great-tasting products, all priced under £8. Chosen by some of the great winemakers Aldi works with, this carefully selected line up is a diverse collection of reds, whites and rosé, each with a unique background.
 
Mo Sisters Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, £6.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Crafted in a boutique vineyard, named in honour of the three daughters of experienced winemaker Bill Moularadellis, this wine showcases the typical characters of a classic Coonawarra cabernet. It is well-structured, lavished with rich blackcurrant and mint flavours, all wrapped up in subtle vanilla oak.
 
 
Survivor Generation Swartland Shiraz-Mourvedre, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Rich, dark and brooding with a big savoury heart, this wonderful South African Shiraz Mourvedre was given its unusual name in honour of a very brave cow who jumped from a moving cattle truck. ‘Survivor’ as she is known, embodies the spirit of the never-say-die generation and inspired the winemakers to produce this Swartland terroir-driven wine. Best paired with beef and other red meats.
 
 
Big Bill, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This bold wine takes its name from William 'Big Bill' Millar, a South African boxing champion, decorated war hero, Springbok rugby captain and the first general manager of one of South Africa's most renowned wine producers, KWV. Like the man itself this drink is larger than life. It encompasses fruit-driven flavours together with notes reminiscent of peppery spice and dark chocolate.
 

Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Named after the magical Rachelsfontein, a perennial water spring found on South Africa’s famous Bochendal Estate, this Chenin Blanc is characterised by refreshing acidity and quince spice with flavours of tropical fruits and apples coming through on the finish. Enjoy with fresh seafood or sushi for the perfect night in. 
 
 
Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This wine is all about showcasing the modern side of Bordeaux with crisp, lime-squeezed flavours and the scent of passionfruit. It is deliciously drinkable, elegant and versatile meaning it can be paired with a range of dishes, including shellfish and chicken.  
 
 
El Mayoral, £6.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This wine is as deep and intense as its name suggests. Made from Monastrell and Petit Verdot grapes, it really is the essence of Jumilla, a sun-drenched region in southeast Spain.  This powerful wine is rich and supple, with sophisticated aromas of blackberries, soft juicy tannins and a long lasting finish.
 
 
Crémant De Bordeaux Rosé, £7.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This Crémant Rosé is delicately crafted using the traditional method of Champagne but with a rosé blend, which aims to embody a youthful, upbeat, fresh vision of Bordeaux.  Not a common wine for the area, it delivers a gentle finish with strawberry and flower aromas and a crisp palate.
 
 
Languedoc Reserve, £6.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Unexpectedly discovered in the cellars of a Chateau, this forgotten wine has languished and evolved into one that is dark and intense in colour with blackberry and spice aromas. It has a wild herb complexity, a supple texture and can be enjoyed with pasta or beef dishes.
 
 
Wolf House Pinot Noir, £4.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
The Wolf House Pinot Noir is bright ruby red in colour, silky smooth in texture and boasts raspberry and blackberry flavours and subtle savoury notes. As a lighter, versatile red this can be paired with a range of meats and fish such as salmon, duck or chicken.
 
 
Leggerment Appassito, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This smooth, velvety wine has fragrant notes of ripe dark cherry, spice and chocolate. It is the perfect pairing to red meat or savoury cheeses.
 
 
Costadune Grillo Chardonnay, £5.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
This wine derives from the Menfi coastline on the southwest of Italy, a region which produces rich, intense, aromatic white wines.  With notes of citrus and tropical fruits the blend of Grillo, a grape that is indigenous to Sicily and Chardonnay is a perfect reflection of this.
 
 
Little Princess, £4.99
Available online from 9th February, in store from 12th February
 
Gabor is one of Hungary’s best winemakers and the man behind Little Princess, a wonderfully crisp, off-dry white. This wine is bursting with fresh aromas of green apples and tropical fruits. It was given the royal-inspired name because the indigenous grape variety, Királyleányka , used to make the wine, which means Little Princess in Hungarian.
 
 
Rare Reds Explorer Case, £37.94
Available online from 12 February
 
If you love reds, you’ll love this exclusive selection of six exciting bottles from the Wonderful World of Wine.
The case includes:
·         Mo Sisters Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
·         Wolf House Pinot Noir
·         Big Bill
·         El Mayoral
·         Lanquedoc Reserve
·         Survivor Generation
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