Vino lovers rejoice as Multiple Retailer of the Year1, Aldi, is welcoming a brand-new range of high-quality, affordable wines to shelves, just in time for Christmas.
Whether it’s a delectable red to pair with dinner on The Big Day, or a celebratory white to enjoy at festive gatherings, Aldi has a wine for all occasions this Christmas.
Mistress of Wine, Sam Caporn, shares her thoughts on each tipple, as well as useful pairing suggestions, so shoppers across the nation can raise a toast to the festive season in style.
Specially Selected Vouvray (£7.19, 75cl)
“Subtle aromas of baked apple with a distinctly off-dry palate with notes of orange, oriental spices and honeysuckle.”
Pair it with cheese, desserts and spicy food: “Excellent with spicy food but also lighter apple-based puddings and lighter cheeses.”
Specially Selected Rioja Gran Reserva (£9.99, 75cl)
“Classic with a terrific depth of colour and notes of vanilla, dill and mocha on the nose and palate, along with plush plums and bramble fruits. Delicious with a fine tannin finish.”
Pair it with lamb, roast beef and pork: “Rioja is fantastic with all red meats as the tannins bind with the proteins in the meat, which serve to soften the wine.”
Specially Selected Pouilly Fumé (£12.49, 75cl)
“Bright lemon colour with expressive aromas of lemon, elderflower, grapefruit and grass. The palate is vibrant, fresh and youthful with zesty citrus acidity, ripe tangerine notes and an impressive long finish.”
Great with white fish, seafood and goat’s cheese: “You don’t want to serve this wine with dishes that are too flavourful, as they might overpower the nuances of the Sauvignon.”
Specially Selected Amarone (£16.99, 75cl)
“Pale in colour with elegant notes of redcurrant and red cherries with some dark chocolate flavours on the finish.”
Pair with aged cheese, slow cooked stews and duck or wild boar: “Amarone has brisk acidity and tight tannins, so the structure makes it a good match with red meat, whilst the acidity cuts through the richness of both cheese and stews.”
Châteauneuf-du-Pape (£17.49, 75cl)
“Full-bodied and complex, this red boasts a vibrant colour with aromas of raspberry, apple, baked plums and garrigue. The palate is elegant but quite serious with bramble fruit and fine tannins.”
Great with red meats: “Châteauneuf-du-Papeis a great match with roast beef and game-based dishes such as stews. The bramble fruit works as a sauce, and the acidity cuts through the meat for a refreshing palette.”
Specially Selected Chablis Premier Cru (£17.49, 75cl)
“Elegant and classic, this Chablis has delicious aromas of grilled nuts, honey, honeysuckle and apple crumble, that meet notes of crème anglaise for a well-balanced white.”
Pair it with fish: “The crisp acidity cuts through the richness of smoked salmon, or even a fish pie without overpowering delicate flavours.”
Specially Selected Barolo (£17.99 75cl)
“Attractive ruby colour with pretty notes of red, black and Morello cherries with some riper plums and a floral lift. Classically Italian with fresh acidity and young tannins.”
Pair it with roast duck: “A Barolo packs heaps of acidity, which counterbalances the fattiness and oiliness of the duck, along with lashings of lovely, luscious fruit flavours and spice that will complement the flavour nicely.”
Aldi’s Christmas wine range is available to buy in stores nationwide from 6th November.
As the cold weather begins to settle in, Aldi has announced the return of some of its best-selling winter warmers. From the popular Heated Throw to a range of Electric Blankets and Hot Water Bottles, including a brand-new Body Wrap Hot Water Bottle, Aldi has those perfect cosy wintery nights covered. Available in-stores only from 23rd November, shoppers better be quick, as once they’re gone, they’re gone!