John Wilson’s picks from the Aldi wine sale

The supermarket is holding a nationwide sale, and our wine writer selects the best bottles on offer

If you have ever wondered what red Sparkling Shiraz (an Aussie classic) tastes like, this is your chance. Photograph: Getty Images

If you have ever wondered what red Sparkling Shiraz (an Aussie classic) tastes like, this is your chance. Photograph: Getty Images

 

Aldi’s latest wine sale is now on in all 129 stores nationwide; 23 wines in total, including a few very keenly priced wines.

If you have ever wondered what red Sparkling Shiraz (an Aussie classic) tastes like, this is your chance; the Fork & Spoon Sparkling Shiraz (€12.99) is frothy and full of sweet dark cherry fruits.

Equally recherché, the Graspa Rossa Lumbrusco (€12.99) is light crisp and fizzy with juicy dark fruits. Perfect with pizza.

Painted Dog Chenin Blanc Viognier

My favourite whites included the bargain basement Hungarian Lebegés Grüner Veltliner 2016 (€6.99) with its plump melon fruits, or the real star, the South African Painted Dog Chenin Blanc Viognier (€9.99), full of rounded textured juicy melons and pears.

My star of the red wines was The Restless Wine Merchant Wrattonbully Shiraz 2016 (€10.99), full-bodied and concentrated with lovely dark fruits and a touch of elegance too.

The Restless Wine Merchant Wrattonbully Shiraz

If you plan on barbequing red meats, head straight for the ripe sweet powerful El Casetero Garnacha 2014 (€9.99, Spain) or the equally warm rounded Valle Hermoso Cabernet Franc Gran Reserva (€9.99, Chile).

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