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Aldi introduces first sparkling red wine

Published:  02 August, 2017

Aldi has launched its summer wine portfolio with a focus on bubbles, including the discounter’s first sparkling red wine.

Available from tomorrow (3 August, 2017), the 24-strong collection comprises six new sparkling wines – all priced under £12 - aimed at tapping the trend for Prosecco by offering "exciting" new alternatives to the popular tipple.

The sparkling menu is made up of a New Zealand Sparkling Shiraz (rsp: £7.99), a premium positioned traditional Lambrusco Graspa Rossa (rsp: £8.99) and Cap Classique Sparkling Chardonnay (rsp: £11.99) - an unfiltered South African wine made with the same method as Champagne.

The bubbly line up is completed by a trio of ‘more recognisable’ options; Pata Negra Vintage Cava (rsp: £6.99), Austrian Sparkling Gruner Veltliner (rsp: £8.99) and Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc (rsp: £11.99).

The sparkling wines had been introduced to tap the boom in Processo by offering consumers some “exciting and less well know” bottles of fizz, said Tony Baines, joint managing director for corporate buying, adding each bottle represented “fantastic quality and great value”.

“The UK has seen a real Prosecco boom over the past few years but there are more sparkling wines to be discovered."

Other highlights in the range include El Contastera Old Vines Garnacha (rsp: £6.99), Uva Pirata Petit Vedot (rsp: £8.99) and Painted Dog Viogner (rsp: £6.99).