Rosé fans rejoice! There's some wonderful news coming from the wine world that will make your summer sipping a lot more tasty and budget-friendly.
Following a blind tasting event at the International Wine Challenge (think OSCARS for wines), an unexpected contender came out on top and considering the high praise it has been receiving, you'll be surprised at how much it costs.
The Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016, an in-house wine from discount supermarket chain, Aldi, was awarded a silver medal at the international event for one of the best vinos in the world.
The pink wine which is made from grenache, cinsault and syrah grapes was named best rosé under $10 and judges couldn't get enough of the drink's unique tasting notes described as "ripe summer stone fruits with a generous acid palate and a crisp, bright finish."
"It has been a huge year for innovation at Aldi. We've not only expanded our sparkling range, but also introduced a brand new French initiative," Tony Baines, Aldi's joint managing director of corporate buying, told The Sun.
"We have been working closely with renowned winemaker Jean Claude Mas to change perceptions around French wine, which is often perceived as expensive and intimidating, so it is fantastic to see some of these products acknowledged as some of the best in the world."
Altogether Aldi scooped up 18 medals at the prestigious IWC event so if Rose is not your first choice of wine, then there are plenty of other cheap wines from the grocery store that rank high.
The limited edition Organic Prosecco, Lot 25 Prosecco, and Exquisite Collection Leyda Sauvignon Blanc 2016, are all fantastic French wines from Aldi that will keep both you and your wallet in the best spirits.
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