The supermarket has teamed up with Mistress of Wine Sam Caporn to create the ultimate guide to summertime reds
While often overlooked for summertime sipping, red wines can in fact be a delightful option when the weather warms up. As well as pairing perfectly with alfresco dishes, from summer risottos and salads to charcuterie boards and cheese platters, they also complement the rich, juicy flavours that come from chargrilled, barbequed meats.
For that reason, as barbeque season officially starts, supermarket Aldi has teamed up with Mistress of Wine Sam Caporn, to share her top red wine choices for dishes this summer.
Seven Peaks Californian Petite Sirah 2019 (£10.99/75cl) Available online.
Burgers, sausages and steaks are staple serves at any barbeque gathering. Sam says: “For red meat that has been barbequed, look for a full-bodied, peppery red with good fruit ripeness to cope with any marinades. My personal favourite is the Seven Peaks Californian Petite Sirah 2019 as it has lots of rich black fruit, and fewer hard tannins.”
Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir 2021 (£10.99/75cl) Available online.
For guests that like a piece of fish on the grill, Sam suggests a light, juicy red such as the Central Otago New Zealand Pinot Noir 2021. She says: “The common misperception is that fish only pairs well with white or rosé, but the dark plum, blueberry and cherry flavours from this refreshing red wine make it a beautiful accompaniment to all kinds of seafood.”
Valle Hermoso Chilean País 2018 (£6.99/75cl) Available online.
For those that enjoy light dishes and white meats, Sam recommends “A light to medium bodied wine such as the Valle Hermoso Chilean País 2018, with enough wild berries and cherries to cope with grilled notes and juicy enough to couple with chicken.”
Specially Selected Argentinian Malbec 2021 (£5.99/75cl) Available in stores.
As the original birthplace of the ‘parrilla’, aka grill, it’s only right that a tipple from Argentina be included in the round up. And what better than an award-winning, classic Malbec? Sam says: “When going all out with a perfectly charred steak, a young, powerful red such as Aldi’s Argentinian Malbec works best, as they make the firm tannins appear softer.”
Visit https://www.aldi.co.uk/c/wines for more information.
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