Aldi Australia has picked up two major trophies for one of its $17.99 bottles of cabernet sauvignon, trumping $100 drops from some of the nation’s most iconic cabernet regions.
The discount grocer – who is known for selling award-winning alcoholic beverages at an affordable price point – placed its Blackstone Paddock Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 in the 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
It took home the Max Schubert AM trophy for Most Outstanding Red Wine in Show – which is regarded as one of the most prized trophies in the Australian Wine Industry – and The Professor A.J. Perkins trophy for Best Cabernet Sauvignon in Show.
The discount grocer placed its Blackstone Paddock Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 in the 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show (left)
The delicious red pommeled the competition, which included $100 bottles from places like the Coonawarra and Margaret River, who are especially known for cabernet.
‘We couldn’t be more proud to deliver such value to our customers every day. Aldi’s awards over many years is testament to the many brilliant and passionate suppliers that we work with, both here and around the world. These awards recognise their winemakers, growers, viticulturists and commercial teams,’ an Aldi spokesperson said.
In the white varietals, Aldi’s A.C. Byrne Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020, which costs $7.99, won a gold medal at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show and a trophy for Best Sauvignon Blanc Semillon of Show at the Royal Perth Wine Show.
The Venturer Series Riverina Durif 2019, which is only $8.99, won a trophy for the Best Riverina Durif at the Riverina Wine Show this year and Taylors Estate Special Release Clare Valley Shiraz 2018, which is $14.99 a bottle, has won one trophy and three gold medals.
In the white varietals, Aldi’s A.C. Byrne Margaret River Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020, which costs $7.99, won a gold medal at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show (left)
Which new wines are coming to Aldi?
Nerissimo Verdeca IGP Puglia 2019
Piedra Negra Argentinian Organic Pinot Gris ($9.99)
From the Andes Mountains in Argentina, this is a light to medium-bodied organic pinot gris. The wine is fully certified organic from the foothills of the Andes Mountains, and is made from 20-year-old vines.
Nerissimo Verdeca IGP Puglia 2019 ($9.99)
From one of Italy’s most awarded wine producers, San Marzanno. Verdeca is a green wine of the Puglia region, located in the heel of Italy.
The Venturer Series Rose 2020 ($8.99)
A blend of Aglianico and Shiraz – a seriously delicious rose made with one of Italy’s most revered grape varieties which is home grown here in in the Riverina region of Australia.
This summer the key wine trends are all about refreshment with fresh and crispy whites and roses including pinot grigio, pinot gris, imported white wines, rose and light reds that you can chill.
The three wines are part of the retailer’s new range – and it can all be picked up for less than $10 each.
Wine buyer Jason Bowyer would look to pair the pinot gris with tapas, melon and Iberico ham salad, as well as cucumber veloute with ginger.
For a glass of rose he’s more inclined to eat fresh salads, grilled fish and Thai cuisine with it.
The new wine releases will be available until stock lasts until December 2020.