Two weird and wonderful wines to try from Aldi

Wines for the Weekend: a Greek Assyrtiko and a French rosé made from seven different grape varieties

This week some weird and wonderful grape varieties to try out, both from Aldi. Assyrtiko is a very highly regarded indigenous Greek variety. The most famous wines come from the volcanic island of Santorini, but it is grown elsewhere too. The Aldi version comes from Macedonia in the northwest of the country on the Greek mainland. The French rosé is made from no less than seven different varieties, two of them white. For the wine geeks among you, it is made up of 30% Carignan, 15% Cinsault, 15% Grenache, 10% Merlot, 10% Caladoc, 10% Vermentino and 10% Viognier.

Athlon Assyrtiko 2022, Greece

Lemon sherbet with tangy minerals and pear fruits. Enjoy with octopus, dolmades or taramasalata. 12% abv, €9.99.

Pierre Jaurent Cap d’Agde Rosé 2021, Côtes de Thau, France

Fresh crisp rosé with ripe strawberry fruits and a rounded dry finish. Enjoy with summer salads, fish and chips or grilled herby chicken. 12.5% abv, €7.99.