From white to red, from Prosecco to rosé, here are the best Aldi wines to buy both online and in-store – all of which are award winners.
Aldi is fast becoming our go-to destination for the best cheap wines, with this budget supermarket offering a huge number of high-quality wines at irresistibly low prices. This roundup of the best Aldi wines includes budget bottles under £10.
Like Lidl wines, Aldi’s wine selection has received a lot of attention over the years for having gained multiple medals – gold, silver, and bronze – from very prestigious wine competitions like the International Wine Challenge (IWC) and the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). Both are hugely respected, and judges from around the world blind taste test the wine to pick the best ones. But do you know which ones to pick when you’re hitting the aisles?
“Every season, the supermarkets hold press tastings of their upcoming wine selection which are well attended by wine experts such as Jancis Robinson and Dr. Jamie Goode,” says Melanie Leyshon, WSET qualified wine writer. “It’s worth looking at their websites, blogs and Instagram feeds to see if they’re found any budget gems. There are always some surprisingly good stand-out buys. For example, a £6.99 Assyrtiko from Aldi has long been a favourite with many wine writers.”
Best Aldi wines 2022
1. Pierre Jaurant Cotes du Luberon Rosé
Fans of a crisp, dry French rosé will enjoy this Pierre Jaurant wine made from grapes grown in South-East France. This particular rosé received a bronze award in this year’s IWSC and a 2021 commendation from the IWC.
It’s also been hailed as “the perfect wine for summer” by several Aldi shoppers online. We love the fruity finish of this bottle, boasting notes of red berry, white peach, and citrus fruits. You can find it down the Aldi wine aisle next to the low calorie wine or pick it up online for the same great price.
2. Castellore Organic Prosecco
“Great flavour, great fizz, and gorgeous colour” is how one customer praised this award-winning Prosecco and they’re not alone. The eco-friendly fizz has been a favourite with judges at the IWC since 2019, when it first picked up a commendation.
This year though, the organic Prosecco secured a silver medal for its silky, sparkling pear and green apple taste. Grown with no pesticides or herbicides in a vineyard just 30km north-east of Venice, it’s a real clean fizz and a steal at £7.99 a bottle.
3. Specially Selected Medium Dry Sherry
This smooth, sweet sherry is a popular choice by Aldi customers – particularly those who love a sherry come Christmas time. This tipple is priced at just £4.49 for a 75cl bottle. You can bulk buy this commended wine on Aldi – a case of 6 boxes costs just £26.94 or a case of 12 costs just £53.88. This sherry has been given 5 stars by Aldi customers and has been labeled ‘perfect’.
4. Dealuri Romanian Rosé
Winner of the IWSC bronze awards, this floral rosé is just £5.99 a bottle. Aldi describes this wine as crisp, fresh, and just perfect served with grilled meats and salads. This wine has fruity cherry and strawberry notes.
“Very nice rose, so good have made a number of further orders,” said one happy Aldi customer who gave this bottle 5 stars. Another commented; “Superb value rose from Romania. Don’t waste money on blushes from Provence, this is their equal and an absolute steal!”
5. Fleurs De Prairie Sparkling Rosé
International Wine Challenge 2021 bronze winner, Fleurs De Prairie Sparkling Rosé. This award-winning bottle is just £7.99. With an average rating of 4.9 stars by Aldi customers, this is certainly a popular choice and one of the best Aldi wines on our list.
“Fantastic value and quality. Good champagne rose alternative. Ok, it does not have yeast aging but has good acidity and balance. More please!!” said Aldi customer, David. Another gave this bottle 5 stars and added; “The best rosé sparkling wine for the money. This little number is perfect, so much better than some other more renowned brands. Perfect for your celebrations.”
6. Australian Barossa Mourvèdre
7. Specially Selected French Roussanne
This £6.99 bottle of French Roussanne is specially selected by Aldi and has recently been given 90 points by the IWSC 2021. Rated an average of 4.5 stars, this white wine is vastly becoming a popular choice for Aldi shoppers. Aldi has described this wine to have a hazelnut and apricot aroma.
Aldi customer Nicole gave this Aldi wine 5 stars and commented; “Love this wine, so so nice, so drinkable. Not too dry just perfect.” Lyndy Lou also gave this bottle 5 stars and added; “Lovely bottle of white. Similar in taste to Viognier. Not what I’d call dry but not sweet either. Lovely depth of flavour.”
8. South African Clairette Blanche
This rich, oaky bottle of white wine has been described as having a fresh pineapple taste. Infused with white flowers and mandarin, this best Aldi wine is perfectly served with seafood and salad – the perfect summer choice. A bargain at just £8.99.
“Try this; very good and unusual. Great taste, smooth,” said one satisfied Aldi customer, giving the bottle 5 stars. Another commented; “I was sold on the description of the wine ‘crushed rocks’ amongst other references, but joking apart my favourite from six online choices, I’ll keep it simple, it hit my spot.”
9. South African Pinotage
An online exclusive, this bottle of South African Pinotage is a medium-full-bodied red wine with juicy dark fruit aromas. The perfect bottle for whipping out when you’re hosting a BBQ as it pairs perfectly with grilled or barbecued meats. Priced at just £6.99 a bottle, it’s a bargain choice too.
Rated an average of 4.4 stars by Aldi customers, this bottle has been awarded 90 points by IWCS 2021. Aldi shopper Annie commented; “Always buy Aldi wines, excellent quality, and extremely good value for money.” Another commented; “Nice easy-drinking wine, good flavours of soft mellow fruits.”
10. Organic Prosecco Rosé
Think strawberry, cranberry, and cherry when delving into a bottle of this Organic Prosecco Rosé. Priced at just £8.49 a bottle, this is a popular choice and can be bought in bulk too with a case of 6 bottles costing just £50.94.
“I love this Prosecco – the taste, the price, the fact that it’s organic, even the shape of the bottle!” said Gill. “Adore this rose prosecco and because it doesn’t have so many chemicals doesn’t upset my sensitive tum (in moderation obvs) – it’s smooth and lovely with nibbles or a full meal,” added another happy Aldi customer both giving this bottle 5 stars.
11. Specially Selected Greco Di Tufo
Floral notes, pineapple, and peach – this is a refreshing, fruity wine that is just perfect served with chicken, seafood, or salads. A bottle of this award-winning wine is just £7.99, which is hard to believe. You can also buy this bottle in bulk priced at just £95.88 for a case of 12 bottles.
“I bought a wine similar from Aldi but never saw it again on sale, this wine is better,” said one satisfied Aldi shopper. Another commented; “We first knew this wine 25 years ago when we were holidaying in Sorrento, Italy. I had been looking for it for some time when by chance it was recommended on Saturday Kitchen, to be found in M and S at £10 per bottle. They had none in stock so I googled it and located it in Aldi at less than £8 per bottle. What joy and thanks to Aldi, as I had never shopped there before.”
12. Barossa Shiraz
This £9.99 bottle of red wine is part of Aldi’s Classic Icons collection. Rated an average of 4.5 stars by Aldi customers, this bottle is one of the best Aldi wines on the market.
“Over the years I have drunk many bottles of Shiraz from cheapo to Grange. This, Eagle Rock, at the price, is quite outstanding. Beautifully smooth, full-bodied, and even stands decanting really well,” said one Aldi shopper who gave this bottle 5 stars.
13. Baron Amarillo Rias Baixas Albariño
Last on our list of best Aldi wines is the International Wine Challenge 2021 bronze winner, Baron Amarillo Rias Baixas Albariño. This 4.6 stars rated wine has been labeled a “great wine and worth the star rating – really good” as well as “one of Spain’s best”.
This wine has been described as having fruity and floral aromas. Ideally paired with seafood, pasta, and Japanese dishes. “A really nice wine – I tried it on the off-chance, and I am so glad I did! Another 12 bottles purchased,” said one customer who gave this bottle 5 stars.