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A £5.99 wine from Aldi has just been named one of the best in the world

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At the “Oscars” of the wine trade – more formally known as the International Wine Challenge – an Aldi rosé took home the silver medal. And it can be yours for just under £6. Seriously.

The 13% ABV rosé, which is properly called the Exquisite Collection Côtes De Provence 2016 and was honored at “the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition,” is produced in Provence by Jules Wines.

It is made from Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes to give it notes described as “ripe summer stone fruits with generous acid palate and crisp bright finish.”

“It has been a huge year for innovation at Aldi,” Tony Baines, the joint manager director of corporate buying for Aldi, said. “We’ve not only expanded our sparkling range, but also introduced a brand new French initiative.”

Baines said that the company has been working tightly with Jean Claude Mas, a renowned winemaker, to change the “expensive and intimidating” perceptions around French wine.

“It is fantastic to see some of these products acknowledged as some of the best in the world,” Baines said. “Being recognised yet again for the quality of our wine is a testament to the hard work our talented buying team put in to deliver exceptional products at unbeatable prices.”    

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