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Top 10 ALDI Wines for the Lockdown!

Written by Aksel Ritenis

Top 10 ALDI Wines for the Lockdown!


Food Pairing:

A very clean wine perfect for salads of barbecued Sea foods


-Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


Tasting Notes :

Outstanding French value for the wine enthusiast! This Sauvignon Blanc is quintessential Loie valley style and has medium acidity,…and is crisp and delicate with hints of flowers, pineapple, white stone fruits. It does not however match any of the “over the top” exuberant herbaceous or tropical fruit NZ Sav Blancs,… A versatile food wine that emphasises the Loire Sauvignon Blanc grape with its specific aromatic and varietal flavours.

Food Pairing:

Pleasant as a gentle aperitif or with delicate fish dishes or smoked fish.

Provence, France
Try with Asian dishes

-Piedra Negra Argentinian Malbec 750ml


Tasting Notes :

Malbec, made more glorious by Argentina.A truly wonderful wine from renowned French producer François Lurton.

Loaded with dark berry and spice and a mouth-filling richness, it deserves good company and a platter of red meats and cheeses.



This is the biggest selling Bordeaux red in Australia!
A blend of 60% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 10% cabernet franc from the Entre-Deux-Mers appellation the wine has the typical flavour profile of the Bordeau generic wines,..with hints of Cassis and Blackfruits,tobacco and a lightly oaked structure and hints of tannin…a good commercial blend and great value.

Food Pairing:

Lamb Shoulder or Lamb chops


Bordeaux, France


Food Pairing:

Perfect with Grilled chicken, Seafood Paella or try with Eye Fillet Steak!

Region: Ribera del Duero, Spain

Molto Buono (very good) Chianti Superiore. A well proportioned superbly balanced wine that is elegant in body, combining dark berry and black cherry fruits and fresh spice flavours with a smooth finish. Ageing potential is up to 4 years. This wine is definitely on a par with wines in the over $20 bracket, it is by definition the Best Value Chianti wine in Australia. This wine is made by revered Tuscan winemaker Alberto Antonini who has worked for the big iconic brands such as Frescobaldi,…so he knows how to craft a great Chianti,…in this instance he has delivered the goods for ALDI at an amazingly low price point.


2019 International Wine Challenge Tranche #1 – Commended Medal – 2015 Vintage

2019 China Wine & Spirits Awards – Gold Medal – 2016 Vintage

2019 International Wine & Spirits Competition ‘Italy’ – Silver Medal – 2016 Vintage

Food pairing:

Aged cold cuts, Dark sauce Pastas, BBQ or Roasted meats with spicy sauces, and fried vegetables.




*Vintages may vary from store to store and when delivered. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.

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About the author

Aksel Ritenis

Publisher and Custodian of the Sydney Times

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