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Wine expert reveals the best budget wines to try at Aldi – and you shouldn’t have to pay more than $ 20

If you’re looking for a budget wine but aren’t sure which one to choose, Aldi Australia wine expert and purchasing director Jason Bowyer has revealed the top ten from the retail giant.

From a fresh pinot grigio to a woody shiraz, Jason has selected a variety of wines with flavorful flavors no higher than $ 20 in price.

Some of his suggestions are wines from Australia and abroad, including Italy and France.

Aldi Australia wine expert and purchasing director Jason Bowyer has revealed the top ten wines the retail giant can try

Aldi Australia wine expert and purchasing director Jason Bowyer has revealed the top ten wines the retail giant can try

Jason’s first recommendation was the sparkling wine Veuve Olivier, which costs $ 8.99.

“This is a French bubble with crisp fresh fruit and some subtle honey toast flavors and represents excellent sparkling value,” Jason told the Herald Sun.

“Combine with canapes or four post-ISO catch-ups with loved ones.”

Jason's first recommendation is the Veuve Olivier sparkling wine, which is priced at $ 8.99

Jason's first recommendation is the Veuve Olivier sparkling wine, which is priced at $ 8.99

Jason’s first recommendation is the Veuve Olivier sparkling wine, which is priced at $ 8.99

JASON’S TEN BEST WINE BUYS FROM ALDI

1. Veuve Olivier Sparkling – $ 8.99

2. South Point Estate Pinot Grigio 2020 – $ 4.99

3. Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018 – $ 7.99

4. A.C. Byrne Margaret River Chardonnay 2019 – $ 9.99

5. La Mule Provence Rose 2018/2019 – $ 10.99

6. Vinatero McLaren Vale Old Vine Grenache 2019 – $ 10.99

7. Kaiora Bay Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 – $ 14.99

8. Coraggiosos Sicilian Nero D’Avola Doc 2018 – $ 5.99

9. Piedra Negra Reserva Uco Valley Malbec 2017/2018 – $ 9.99

10. Blackstone Paddock Barossa Shiraz 2018 – $ 17.99

Source: The Herald Sun.

At half the price and at $ 4.99, the next recommended wine was the 2020 South Point Estate Pinot Grigio, which Jason says is a “ great alternative to sauvignon blanc. ”

“This wine is crisp and fresh with crisp fresh pears and citrus fruits and is perfect for cooling off at the end of the day,” he said, adding that the wine is best paired with seafood, white meats, and salads.

The product also won three awards last year, including the gold medal for the best vintage wine of 2019 at the Perth Royal Wine Awards.

The next recommended wine was the 2020 South Point Estate Pinot Grigio, which Jason says is a 'great alternative to sauvignon blanc' (photo)

The next recommended wine was the 2020 South Point Estate Pinot Grigio, which Jason says is a 'great alternative to sauvignon blanc' (photo)

Jason's third suggestion was the 2018 Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc, priced at $ 7.99 and sourced from France (photo)

Jason's third suggestion was the 2018 Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc, priced at $ 7.99 and sourced from France (photo)

Jason’s second suggestion was the 2020 South Point Estate Pinot Grigio (pictured left) and his third recommendation was the 2018 Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc for $ 7.99 (pictured right)

Jason’s third suggestion was the 2018 Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc, priced at $ 7.99 and sourced from France.

“The Loire Valley in France is the real home of sauvignon blanc and a great alternative to Marlborough sauvignon,” he said.

Last year, Aldi won five gold medals for his wines at the Melbourne International Wine Competition, beating high-end bottles from around the world.

Aldi’s $ 5.99 Coraggioso and $ 17.99 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon took gold while the $ 6.99 Pinot Grigio, $ 7.99 Riesling and $ 9.99 Margaret River Chardonnay shared double gold with other entries.

The popular supermarket chain has also received a range of sought-after individual awards, including Pinot Grigio of the Year and Margaret River Chardonnay of the Year.

Aldi's $ 5.99 Coraggioso won gold at the Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019

Aldi's $ 5.99 Coraggioso won gold at the Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019

$ 17.99 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon also won a trophy

$ 17.99 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon also won a trophy

Aldi’s $ 5.99 Coraggioso (left) and $ 17.99 Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon (right) took gold at the Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019

Speaking to FEMAIL, an Aldi Australia spokesperson called the news exciting and a sign of good things to come.

“We are delighted to see our wines win a series of medals at the Melbourne International Wine Awards.

‘Winning prizes is a combination of fostering great business partnerships, with a focus on making sure we buy quality fruit while working with incredible winemakers to create excellent wines that deliver quality.

Aldi's $ 6.99 The Pond (pictured) was named Pinot Grigio of the Year

Aldi's $ 6.99 The Pond (pictured) was named Pinot Grigio of the Year

The AC Byrne Chardonnay (pictured) was awarded Margaret River Chardonnay of the Year

The AC Byrne Chardonnay (pictured) was awarded Margaret River Chardonnay of the Year

Aldi’s $ 6.99 The Pond (left) was named Pinot Grigio of the Year, while A.C. Byrne Chardonnay (right) received Margaret River Chardonnay of the Year

The value of our wine is unbeatable with three varieties, all under $ 10, receiving double gold medals.

‘Our winning chardonnay, A.C. Bryne & Co with citrus blossom, white peach and nectarine flavors, is a must try as we head into the warmer months.

“Our success is also the result of our partnerships with some of the best producers and winemakers in Australia and internationally.”

ALDI’S PRICES

GOLD

Coraggioso Nero D’Avola 2018 Sicilia DOC – $ 5.99

Blackstone Paddock Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 – $ 17.99

DOUBLE GOLD

The Pond Pinot Grigio 2018 – $ 6.99

Freya and Jules Waterfall Riesling 2019 – $ 7.99

A.C.Byrne Margaret River Chardonnay 2018 – $ 9.99

INDIVIDUAL ACCESSORIES

Pinot Grigio of the Year – The Pond Pinot Grigio 2019 – $ 6.99

Margaret River Chardonnay of the Year – A.C. Byrne Chardonnay 2018 – $ 9.99

Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year – Blackstone Paddock – $ 17.99

“This means we can deliver exceptional quality, value and consistency to our customers across our range.”

Now in its sixth year, the Melbourne International Wine Competition 2019 took place on June 23 at the RACV City Club in central Melbourne.

The jury included buyers from top Australian retailers, international distributors and sommeliers from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

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