Best buys | 10 top wine buys from Aldi

Best buys

10 top wine buys from Aldi

Aldi held their (socially distanced) autumn wine tasting in London the other week. As usual there were some really good buys, mostly under £7 with a couple of more expensive ones that are well worth the money. These were my standout buys.

Note not all may be available in your local branch and some are unavailable online. Check the vintages are the same as the ones I'm recommending.

Pierre Jaurant French viognier 2019 13.5% £4.49

One of the best under £5 whites out there at the moment. Drink with chicken salad or a korma.

My favourite food pairings with viognier

Specially Selected Gavi 2019 12.5% £6.69

This smooth Italian white has been a consistently good buy over the years from Aldi. Ideal for creamy pasta sauces and risottos.

Specially Selected Italian Greco 2019 13% £6.99

Fresh, crisp and perfect for anything fishy. You’ll love it if you like albarino

Ferdinand Mayr Austrian Gruner Veltliner 2019 12.5% £6.99

A great example of Austria’s trademark grape variety. Dry, slightly nutty with a beguiling touch of pepper. Goes well with light veggie dishes and Vietnamese food

The best food pairings for grüner veltliner

Caves Road Margaret River Chardonnay 2018 13% £8.49

The Margaret River region of Western Australia produces a more elegant, Burgundian style of chardonnay than the rest of the country. If you’re a chardonnay fan, snap it up and drink with a fish pie. simply grilled fish or scallops. (If it isn't available I also like the Specially Selected Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2020 at £6.99.

Animus Portuguese Red 2019 £3.99

If you’re looking for a winter red to cook with, mull or, frankly, drink (it’s decent enough) this is the bottle.

Baron Amarillo Rioja 2018 12.5% £4.49

Incredible to find rioja this good for under a fiver. Snap it up and drink with virtually anything meaty

The best food pairings for rioja

Specially Selected Costières de Nïmes 2019 14% £5.99

Sandwiched between the Languedoc and the Rhône, the underrated Costières de Nîmes, offers warm spicy reds that are a bit of a bargain. Good with sausage and mash and autumnal stews

Specially Selected Chilean Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2019 14% £6.99

A generous ripe sweet-fruited pinot - great value for this price. Drink with crispy duck pancakes- or any duck in fact.

Specially Selected French Rasteau 2019 14.5% £8.99

A rich characterful red that would do duty for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape. One to lay in for Christmas.

Apologies for the rubbish photo. Not my best! 😉

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Comments: 5 (Add)

Ian on October 9 2020 at 12:22

Paul Mas always à good producer of wine if you find a bottle. Does a very reasonable Southern French white wine in Waitrose.

Fiona Beckett on October 9 2020 at 10:07

You know, gewurztraminer, often is. It's one of the most consistently reliable wines out there IMO

Derek Goddard-Nickolls on October 9 2020 at 10:02

Aldi's Alsace Gewurtztraminer is also a really good buy!

Fiona Beckett on October 9 2020 at 09:54

Yes, I agree! Same producer (Paul Mas) I think!

Tomelier on October 9 2020 at 08:21

Great article! Thanks!
The Aldi Marsanne at £5.99 is also a bargain in my opinion

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