We love a chilled rosé wine on a hot summer’s day, and it’s even better if we can get it at a brilliantly affordable price.

So when we heard that one of the best rose wines in the world was announced to be an original from one of our favourite budget supermarkets, you can only imagine our excitement!

Yes – it’s Aldi, again. Their £5.99 bottle of Exquisite Collection Côtes De Provence 2016 bagged the silver medal prize at The International Wine Challenge. Which is dubbed the Oscars of the wine world, apparently.

The cut-price bottle beat out other wines three times the price, and was praised for its “strawberry, white fruit and subtle spice”.

And that’s not all! It seems Aldi really is the wine connoisseur of supermarkets (who knew?), as four of the budget supermarket’s alcoholic offerings also won themselves accolades at the awards ceremony.


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What else won an award?

The other award-winning bottles included a Lot 25 Prosecco for just £9.99, as well as a limited edition Organic Prosecco for £7.99. The Prosecco was commended for its quality.

One of Aldi’s champagnes, which sells for just £10.99, also won a silver award at the event. So evidently, it’s the perfect budget choice for your fancier events!

Tony Baines, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi said, “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.

“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.”

You don’t need to tell us twice – we’re just heading to Aldi with our trolley to stock up! So, what do you think – will you be picking up a bottle with your weekly shop? What’s your favourite rose? Do you think you NEED to spend more to get better quality? Let us know, because we love hearing your views!