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SIP, SIP, HORRAY - ALDI’S SUMMER WINES ARE HERE TO PLAY
04 May 2018


Summer is finally upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by sipping on Aldi’s quality wine. Whether you are enjoying a light picnic or delving into a juicy barbecue, raise a glass to summer with Aldi’s delicious selection.
 
Perfect accompaniments to al fresco dinners, there is something to suit all tastes within Aldi’s quality wine range, with everything from lighter style wine options to pair with seafood and salads to sumptuous red wines that compliment barbequed meats.
 
All wines are available in-store nationwide and at aldi.co.uk/wines now, or from 9th July 2018.
 
 
The Wine Foundry Verdejo 2017 (£5.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 9th July
Bright pale-yellow with green hues, this wine has intense varietal aromas of tropical fruit, passion fruit, stone fruit and citrus notes – a crisp refreshing Spanish wine that is sure to tantalise taste buds, especially when paired with seafood.
 
 
Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling 2017 (£6.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online now
This dry Riesling has notes of green apple, lime and grapefruit on the nose. On the palate, citrus flavours soften to subtle tangerine and the refreshing minerality creates a sustained and mouth-watering finish. A garden party must-have and even more delicious when paired with a Parma ham salad.
 
 
Exquisite Collection Western Australia Sauvignon Blanc 2017 (£5.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 9th July
Best enjoyed on a long summers evening, this wine is pale green in appearance with aromas of gooseberry, herbs and lime. On the palate, there are flavours of tropical fruits and it boasts a long, cleansing, citrus acidity.
 

Exquisite Collection Limestone Coast Chardonnay 2017 (£5.79, 75cl)
Available in stores and online now
Unoaked, dry and full, with a perfect complement of succulent honeysuckle, white peach and mouth-wateringly fresh pineapple, this is a rich and intense Chardonnay. A beautifully balanced wine with a refreshing texture that has been achieved from maturation ‘on the lees’ – a process that means it has been aged with residual yeast, creating a distinctive aroma, taste and texture.
 
 
 
 
 
Fleur de Prairie Côtes de Provence Rosé 2017 (£7.29, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 9th July
The Fleur de Prairie Côtes de Provence Rosé comes in a beautifully elegant bottle, with hints of red fruits balanced with citrus and white peach. Its floral design makes it the perfect accessory for al fresco dining both for its aesthetic and very attractive taste.
 
 
Exquisite Collection Sud de France Rosé 2017 (£5.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 9th July
Made by Jean-Claude Mas - one of the most highly regarded winemakers in the Languedoc region – this rosé has beautiful summer cherry and strawberry aromas, with a clean and elegant red-fruit and citrus flavour. It has a piercing fruit richness which makes it delightful on its own, or as an accompaniment to fish or salad dishes.
 
 
Fire Tree Pinot Grigio Sauvignon Rosé (£4.79, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 6th May
A beautifully bright and light rosé from Sicily. On the nose, there are hints of fresh acacia, cherry, ginger and ginseng, whilst on the palate, a slow delivery leads to soft mineral notes. This vegan-friendly wine is a mouth-watering choice for drinking in the sunshine.
 

Sangria 1L (£2.99, 1L)
Available in stores now
A classic Spanish summer cocktail made from red wine, this great-value Sangria has been enhanced with citrusy flavours. Serve chilled with fruit before tucking into a barbequed burger.
 
 
Sandara Sangria (£3.49, 75cl)
Available in stores from 9th July
For a slightly more premium sangria, opt for this sparkling aromatised drink made with high quality grapes along with a selection of natural extracts from citrus fruits, raspberries, strawberries, and cherries. A refreshing tipple for a hot summer’s day.
 

Berton Vineyards Durif 2017 (£7.69, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from 9th July
An intensely dark and juicy Australian red from an exotic grape variety. On the nose, this wine has aromas of violets, blackberry, and subtle dark chocolate which lead to hints of blackberry, anise and smoky liquorice on the palate. The well-integrated oak and tight tannins add complexity and depth that persist to a long flavoursome finish. Pair this wine with a barbequed T-bone steak with chimichurri salsa to make the most of its rich ripe fruit flavours.
 
 
Med Red 2017 (£4.39, 75cl)
Available in stores and online from May
Ruby red in colour with notes of spice and red fruit, the Med Red is a bold red wine that pairs perfectly with steak.
 
 
Animus Douro DOC 2016 (£4.99, 75cl)
Available in stores and online now
Made using a combination of three indigenous Portuguese grapes from the Douro valley - Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, this gluten-free wine is delicate and complex with a warm, red fruit aroma and a hint of spice. Serve with gluten-free pizza or pasta.
 
 
Malbec Pouch (£9.99, 1.5l)
Available in stores from 9th July
An excellent price for an Argentinian red, this innovative wine pouch is a must-have for picnics and festivals!
 
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Notes to editors:
Aldi is the UK’s fifth largest supermarket with over 750 stores and over 30,000 employees.
The company has more than doubled its market share since 2010. In the 12 weeks to 22nd April, Aldi grew sales by 7.7% and has a 7.3% share of the market (Kantar Worldpanel data).
Aldi is attracting hundreds of thousands of new customers every year with its award-winning range of exclusive brands, passing low operating costs on to customers in the form of low prices.
In 2018 Aldi will open 70 new stores and by 2022 will operate over 1,000 stores.
 The company’s current achievements and initiatives include:
  • Aldi is currently the UK’s highest paying supermarket. Store Assistants receive a minimum hourly rate of £8.85 nationally and £10.20 in London. This is significantly higher than the Government’s National Living Wage and also above the Living Wage Foundation’s recommended national rates.
  • Aldi’s investment in people was recognised at the Grocer Gold Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement and practice across the grocery sector – Aldi was crowned ‘Employer of the Year’ 2017.
  • Aldi was named Britain’s favourite supermarket in the Which? 2018 Customer Satisfaction Survey voted for by UK shoppers, replacing Waitrose, which held this position for the previous three years. The survey said Aldi topped the rankings thanks to its ‘fantastic value for money combined with quality products’.
  • Aldi has a five-year partnership with the Teenage Cancer Trust – its fundraising target of £5m will go towards helping the trust to reach out to every young person with cancer in the UK.
  • Aldi launched its eCommerce platform in January 2016, selling a range of high quality wines and Specialbuys – receiving approximately over 11,000 orders per week.
  • Aldi is the official supermarket partner of Team GB and ensures every member of the team has access to fresh healthy Aldi food via monthly shopping vouchers, and that 1.2 million 5-14 year olds will learn about the benefits of cooking fresh, healthy food via its Get Set to Eat Fresh education initiative. Aldi has been a partner since 2015 and extended its commitment to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
  • Aldi is the lowest priced supermarket in the UK (The Grocer 33, published 13th January 2018).
  • In 2017, for the fourth consecutive year Aldi was ranked the best-performing supermarket for compliance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice, underlining its commitment to maintaining fair, predictable and sustainable prices within its supply chain.
  • Research from the Centre for economics and business research (Cebr) showed that the value of Aldi’s relationships with UK suppliers will increase by £2.2bn during the next five years to £6.7bn in 2022. Additionally, in 2016 Aldi supported 146,000 direct and indirect jobs in the UK and this figure is set to rise to 205,000 by 2022.  
 Full details of Aldi’s awards and achievements are detailed at https://www.aldi.co.uk/awards
 
View our 'Notes to Editor'