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Ease into Easter with Aldi’s cracking wine range
02 Mar 2018


The Easter bank holiday weekend presents the perfect excuse for four days of festive feasting and whether family gatherings or celebrations with friends are on the cards, Aldi has something for everyone.
 
Bigger and better than ever before, the supermarket’s exceptional Easter wine range boasts everything from sumptuous quality reds, an extended range of on-trend rosés and mouth-watering whites.
 
What’s more, Aldi shoppers will be delighted to see some of their favourite award-winners returning to the shelves, including the widely acclaimed Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé, which took home the ‘Best Value Rosé’ trophy at the International Wine Challenge 2017.
 
All wines are available in-store nationwide and at aldi.co.uk/wines from 20th March 2018.
 
Sparkling Wine
 
Ca'di Peitra Prosecco Magnum (£12.99, 1.5L)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
Back by popular demand, after flying off the shelves at Christmas, this show stopping Magnum is the perfect way to impress guests this Easter weekend. This bottle is a deliciously moreish 2017 vintage Prosecco, made in the world-renowned region of Treviso. It is soft, subtle and exciting, with aromas of sherbet dab and candied lemon and lime which give way to freshly picked grapefruit peel.
 
Crémant de Loire Blanc de Noir (£7.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
For those who fancy trying something different, Crémant is fast growing in popularity as an alternative to Champagne and Prosecco, thanks to its great quality and fantastic value for money. This Crémant de Loire Blanc de Noir is a dry sparkler made just like Champagne in the “méthode traditionelle” and using two of the same grapes. It is bold and bubbly with delicious lemon and peach flavours and a delicate blend of tangerine notes.
 
Belletti Rosé-Spumante (£5.79, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
This light and refreshing sparkler is the rosé counterpart of Aldi’s best-selling Belletti Prosecco. It is well-structured with flavours of summer fruits, pears and a citrus freshness; all in this season’s hottest shade – pink!   

White Wine
 
The Wine Foundry Godello (£6.49, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
Godello is the Spanish wine of the moment, and can be spotted on the menus of some of the world’s trendiest bars and restaurants. The zingy white wine is made from grapes grown in Galicia, an effortlessly cool corner of Spain, just above Portugal. It has fresh lemon flavours, with notes of peaches and honeysuckle blossom. Perfect for sipping with seafood and tapas dishes.
 
Exquisite Collection Picpoul de Pinet (£6.29, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
This fashionable French white from the Languedoc region is great value, and with flavours of vibrant lemons, herbal freshness and a zesty finish, is sure to bring a splash of Mediterranean sunshine to an English spring. Part of Aldi’s award-winning Exquisite Collection, the Picpoul de Pinet is the perfect pairing with fish and light dishes, and certainly won’t disappoint!
 
Toro Loco Blanco (£4.49, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
A vivacious and easy drinking white from the popular and renowned Toro Loco winery, established in Utiel Requena, Spain, by a family of Bordeaux winemakers twenty years ago. Crisp, fresh and delicate, with citrus, green apple and floral notes, Toro Loco Blanco can be enjoyed either on its own or paired with a white fish dish.

Animus Vinho Verde (£4.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
Originating from the historic Minho province in the far north of Portugal, Vinho Verde is one of the most popular wine producing regions in the country. “Verde” means “green” referring to the fact that wines produced here are young and meant for drinking early. This wine is light, crisp and delicious, and at just £4.99 a bottle, outstanding value.

 Exquisite Collection Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie (£5.69, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
This popular wine, made around the mouth of the Loire in northern France, has crisp and mouth-watering mint and lemon-fresh flavours and subtle traces of ripe stone fruit. Its unique depth and complexity is achieved by keeping this wine on its total lees (sur lei). Ideally, partner with fresh fish.

Ashwood Estate Gisborne Pinot Gris (£6.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 18th March nationwide (an Easter Specialbuy product)
For those looking to spice things up this bank holiday weekend, this Pinot Gris is the perfect pairing for spicy food such as a Thai green curry. Ripe stone fruit and honeysuckle aromas are joined on the palate with honey, spiced pear and a refreshing hint of grapefruit. This delicious New Zealand white is a real winner. 
 
Grower’s Club South African Sauvignon Blanc (£9.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 18th March nationwide (an Easter Specialbuy product)
A very special bottle, this Sauvignon Blanc has been made using the best grapes from the most renowned Sauvignon Blanc regions in South Africa. This unique wine is immediately vibrant and zappy to taste, with the richness of the intense fruit lingering on the palate. Drinkers will enjoy the citrus and exotic fruit flavours that complement a grilled fish, fresh seafood or creamy chicken perfectly.
 
Rosé Wine
 
Fleurs de Prairie Côtes de Provence Mini (£1.99, 18.7cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
Aldi’s delicate Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence is now available in a mini 18.75cl bottle, making it perfect for picnics and parties. With flavours of candied red fruits elegantly partnered with citrus and white peach, it is balanced, lively and round.
 
Exquisite Collection Touraine Rosé (£5.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
Delightfully crisp and delicate in its hue, this stylish rosé is exceptionally refreshing and refined. Drinkers can expect notes of red apples and raspberries combined with clean citrus flavours. A delicious addition to an al-fresco dinner, this beautiful and rare wine is sure to delight drinkers.
 
Red Wine
 
Pata Negra Gran Reserva Valdepeñas (£6.29, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 18th March nationwide  (an Easter Specialbuy product)
This bottle from the 2008 vintage hails from the sun-drenched vineyards of Spain's historic Valdepeñas wine region. A classic Gran Reserva, it is aged twice, first in an oak cask and then in the bottle. The result is a rich wine with aromas of tobacco, sweet vanilla and oak spice, along with intense red and black fruit flavours and a long, warming finish. This is a fantastic value wine, perfect for serving with roast meats, especially lamb.
 
Te Haupapa Central Otago Pinot Noir (£8.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 18th March nationwide (an Easter Specialbuy product)
This extraordinary Pinot Noir is named Te Haupapa or The Frosts after the weather in Central Otago, New Zealand, the world’s most southernmost wine-making region from which it hails. Pinot Noir famously pairs well with lamb, and this bottle is no exception - a full-bodied red with deep berry and cherry aromas and defined juicy red fruit flavours, culminating in a tingle of spice and tannin. Less than 4,000 cases of this 2016 vintage were produced, so get your hands on it while you can.
 
Exquisite Collection Fleurie (£6.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 18th March nationwide (an Easter Specialbuy product)
Part of Aldi’s Exquisite Collection, this is a beautifully scented, floral wine, made from Gamay grapes grown in the pink soil of Fleurie, north Beaujolais. It has abundant flavours of cherries and red fruits and a soft, slightly savoury finish. It is great paired with lamb or if chilled very slightly, it is a great match for rich tuna dishes. The bottle can be opened and enjoyed now, or aged until 2020. 
 
Big Gun Spanish Red (£5.49, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
As its name suggests, this powerful wine packs a serious punch of flavour and is the perfect choice for those looking for a hearty bottle of Spanish red. Dominated by ripe and juicy dark fruit flavours, it is best paired with grilled or barbecued red meats for the ultimate flavour combination.
 
Ferrandiere French Merlot (£5.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 20th March nationwide
One of the most popular grapes in the world, this delicious Merlot achieves a rare balance of complexity and approachability, with characteristic aromas of black cherries and red fruits. Merlot pairs well with a host of foods including red meats, poultry, and cheeses –try it with one of Aldi’s Specially Selected cheeses to maximise the flavour experience.
 
Finca La Pampa Barrel Selected Cabernet Sauvignon (£9.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 18th March nationwide (an Easter Specialbuy product)
This well balanced wine pairs especially well with red meat, but also hard cheeses. Ruby red in colour, it has aromas of cherry, cassis, black pepper, vanilla and a hint of tobacco. To taste, the Finca La Pampa has a perfect level of acidity, blackcurrant, black pepper, mint, and spiciness. Smooth, with a fruity tannin structure and a lingering finish, this wine is sure to impress dinner party guests this Easter.
 
 The Fire Tree Sicilian Riserva (£7.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 18th March nationwide (an Easter Specialbuy product)
This maiden vintage red wine comes from Sicily, where the grapes are ripened under Mediterranean sunshine in the day and a sea breeze at night. The handpicked grapes have been matured in oak and bottle, meaning that a rich berry flavour has developed, with hints of chocolate and liquorice. A perfect match for red meats, pair with Aldi’s 30 day aged Specially Selected Fillet Steak (£5.19) for the ultimate flavour combination.
 
Easter Wines (All Summer Seasonals, unless otherwise stated)
 
Sparkling
  • Ca'di Peitra Prosecco Magnum (£12.99, 1.5L)
  • Belleti Rosé-spumante (£5.79, 75cl)
  • Cremant de Loire (£7.99, 75cl)
White
  • The Wine Foundry Godello (£6.49, 75cl)
  • Exquisite Picpoul de Pinet (£6.29, 75cl)
  • Toro Loco Blanco (£4.49, 75cl)
  • Animus Vinho Verde (£4.99, 75cl)
  • Exquisite Collection Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie (£5.69, 75cl)
  • Grower's Club Sauvignon Blanc (£9.99, 75cl) – Specialbuy
  • Ashwood Estate (£6.99, 75cl) – Specialbuy
  • The Winking Owl Australian Crisp White (£3.49, 75cl)
  • Exquisite Collection Marsanne (£5.99, 75cl)
  • Exquisite Collection Rias Baixas Albarino (£6.29, 75cl)
  • Lebeges Gruner Veltliner (£4.99, 75cl)
 
Rosé
  • IGP Mediterranean Rosé (£4.99, 75cl)
  • Exquisite Touraine Rosé (£5.99, 75cl)
  • Fleurs de Prairie Côtes de Provence Mini (£1.99, 18.7cl)
 
Red
  • Pata Negra Gran Reserva Valdepenas (£6.29, 75cl) – Specialbuy
  • Te Haupapa Central Otago Pinot Noir (£8.99, 75cl) – Specialbuy
  • Exquisite Collection Fleurie (£6.99, 75cl) – Specialbuy
  • The Fire Tree Sicilian Riserva (£7.99, 75cl) – Specialbuy
  • Don Tomas Argentinian Malbec (£7.99, 75cl)
  • Finca La Pampa Cabernet Sauvignon (£9.99, 75cl) – Specialbuy
  • The Winking Owl Australian Juicy Red (£3.49, 75cl)
  • Ferrandiere French Merlot (£5.99, 75cl)
  • Ferrandiere French Range Reserve Red (£4.99, 75cl)
  • Beaujolais Villages (£5.99, 75cl)
  • Big Gun Spanish Red (£5.49, 75cl)
  • Sangria (£2,99, 1l))
  • Toro Loco Merlot (£4.99, 75cl)
  • Sicilian Nero D'avola (£4.99, 75cl)
  • Grande Alberone Zinfandel (£7.99, 75cl)

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