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17 Jan 2019

Supermarket Aldi is set to become the first major retailer in the UK to offer wine lovers a fusion of Asian and Mediterranean styles with the launch of its Chardonnay-Sake hybrid, the first of its kind. What’s more, it’s low ABV at 5.5% is a perfect choice for the health conscious drinkers! Available in store and online now and retailing at £2.79, the innovative Sandara Chardonnay-Sake is crafted by blending together high-quality Chardonnay with traditional Japanese rice wine, resulting in a sparkling wine defined by subtle layers of banana, apple and pineapple notes. With flavours of Japan continuing to lead UK food trends, this Chardonnay-Sake is the perfect introductory drink for those looking to explore the Oriental, the innovative and the unusual. For a truly authentic tasting experience, pair this wine with any Asian, or Asian-fusion cuisine. It’s also delicious as a light aperitif. Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, said “Our wine buyers are committed to offering Aldi shoppers the very latest in wine innovation, and this Chardonnay-sake is no exception. Combining Mediterranean wine making with a Far East tradition, this trend-setting sparkling wine is the first of its kind, and we’re thrilled to be the first UK supermarket to stock this on our shelves.” Sandara Chardonnay-Sake (£2.79) Available in store and online now An elegant fusion of Mediterranean and Asian flavours, this ultra-pale wine is defined by its gentle spritz, low alcohol and off-dry style with notes of banana, apple and pineapple, and balanced by an elegant acidity.
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