We’ve had a few false starts weather-wise but hurrah, summer’s officially here.
Before dusting off your BBQ grill for the upcoming festivities, we thought it’s worth taking a look at what interesting wines Aldi’s got that’ll add a bit of oomph to the season.
Aldi’s wine selection this year is arguably the brand’s most diverse yet. From Austrian Zweigelt to Greek Assyrtiko, there are over 50 new wines in the Aldi Spring Summer wine range. That should give adventurous wine lovers a lot to discover and an incentive to move away from the mundane.
They even teamed up with Mistress of Wine and Aldi Wine School maestro, Sam Caporn, to help shoppers brush up on their wine pronunciations.
The handy list reveals some of the most commonly mispronounced tipples with an easy-to-follow guide on how to say them with grape ease.
Here are our favourites worth trying from the range and even better they’re under £10
Blütengarten German Riesling, £4.49
Pronounced “reece-ling”, this easy drinking white contains subtle aromas of honeysuckle, apples, lemon and lime with a tangy lemon sherbet acidity on the palate. Sip it on a rooftop at sunset or enhance the flavours even more by pairing with spicy crackers, olives or condiments.
Specially Selected Rioja Rosado £6.99 (“ree-o-ker”)
A surprising Spanish rosado that hits all the right spots. It’s delicate pink in colour with crunchy red berry fruit notes of redcurrant, pomegranate and raspberry. It’s a dry and refreshing tipple with an elegant citrus finish. Perfect for summer!
Specially Selected Zweigelt – £6.79
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not move away from the traditional delicate rose’s and tangy whites and try this fruity and juicy Austrian red? It’s filled with vibrant berries, cherries and forest fruits flavours, as well as a hint of vanilla which makes it a delight to sip. Enjoy it chilled.
Filos Estate Greek Assyrtiko, £6.99
Pronounced ‘ass-er-tik-oh’, this very balanced white wine is the quintessential summer white. It contains attractive notes of nectarine, pear and yellow plums complemented by flavours of fennel and bitter almonds for a textured finish. Try it chilled with fish or chicken but it’s a kicker when paired with bbq pork.
Specially Selected Grüner Veltliner, £6.99
Another great selection coming out of Austria. It has notes of apple and pear with a hint of spice, making it a very balanced summer white. It’s easy drinking on its own and pairs beautifully with most dishes.
Athlon Greek Agiorgitiko, £7.49
‘Adge-e-or-jet-iko’ is pale in colour with notes of herbs, red cherry and pepper nose along with a suggestion of pencil shavings, spice and raspberry for a structured finish.
It’s another great red to try this time of year if you’re looking for something other than the norm. We wouldn’t recommend chilling as it’s less fruity and a bit on the heavy side although it also makes a great tipple in warm weather.
The entire Aldi’s Spring Summer wine range is available now and can be purchased on the Aldi website, here.