One of the best things about autumn, other than the beautiful transitional weather is the cosy nights in, and having warming spicy wines make the season infinitely better.
Here are 5 wines to make staying in worth it:
Estevez Chilean Pinot Noir
It’s difficult to go wrong with a premium pinot from Chile and this doesn’t disappoint. It’s medium-bodied with ripe strawberry and cherry fruit flavours and a subtly-spiced red berry finish, making it perfect for sipping in front of a cosy fire.
This award-winner is a 2019 full-bodied vintage, which is perfect if you love a filling malbec. It has a gorgeous ruby-red tint with ripe black fruits and plums aroma, and a fruity finish. It’s a perfect pairing for spicy autumn meals and cheesy pizzas for cosy Netflix and chill nights in.
Cambalala South African Cinsault
I find this South African Cinsault interesting because it’s fresh and fragrant but also because it’s the other half of my all time favourite South-African wine – the Pinotage. This Cinsault has intense aromas of red cherry and raspberry with a delicate hint of spice. Very Autumn appropriate.
Cambalala South African Merlot
If you like easy-drinking wine, this could be for you. Just make sure you let it breathe for at least half an hour.
I’m not a fan of merlot so I didn’t appreciate this much. It has aromas of plum, mulberry and fruitcake, and pairs nicely with tomato based meals, and meat.
Italian Primitivo Rosé
As a fan of Italian reds and primitivo in particular, this Primitivo Rosé caught my attention. And with flavours of strawberry, watermelon, passion fruit, and orange, it’s very fresh in contrast to the traditional full-bodied nature of Primitivo. It’s a very interesting version of the Primitivo I could get used to. It pairs beautifully with seafood.
All wines are available at Aldi online and stores nationwide, with prices starting from £4.99.
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