An £11 bottle of Champagne from ALDI is named among the best in the world at a prestigious wine and spirits awards
- Aldi’s £10.99 Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut won a Silver Outstanding medal
- It picked up the prize at this year’s International Wine and Spirits Challenge
- Budget supermarket also won Silver medal for £7.99 bottle of Crémant Du Jura
An £11 bottle of Champagne from budget supermarket Aldi has been named as one of the best in the world at a prestigious wine and spirits competition.
The retailer’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, which has already won a glut of awards at prestigious wine contests, picked up a Silver Outstanding medal at this year’s International Wine and Spirits Challenge.
It was among 20 gongs Aldi won at the international competition, where its £7.99 Exquisite Collection Crémant Du Jura 2015 also won a Silver medal.
Aldi’s £10.99 Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut has won a Silver Outstanding medal at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge. It also picked up a Silver prize for its £7.99 Exquisite Collection Crémant Du Jura 2015
Aldi’s award-winning Champagne, which is just £10.99, is made by Champagne house Philizot & Fils, a world renowned producer that Aldi has been working with for over five years.
It’s a hit amongst shoppers too, according to the supermarket, which reports that its Champagne sales increased by 40 per cent last month.
Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi UK, said: ‘We are immensely proud to see our Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut pick up its third international medal this year.
Aldi won a total of 20 prizes for its wine collection at the contest
‘We work with some of the world’s best winemakers, including the highly acclaimed Philizot et Fils, and these close partnerships are integral to bringing great quality, affordable bottles to our wine aisles.’
Aldi’s wine expert Sam Caporn, The Mistress of Wine added: ‘In my honest opinion, the Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut is one of the very best, if not THE best value champagne in the UK today.
‘It is staggering quality for such a reasonably priced, tasty and sophisticated fizz.’
Aldi also won plaudits for a £7.29 bottle of rosé at the international contest.
Its Fleur de Prairie Cotes de Provence Rosé (£7.29) won a Bronze medal. It goes on sale from July 9.
Rosé sales have rocketed at Aldi recently with the supermarket selling one million bottles in May, thanks to the warm weather and bank holiday weekend, it said.
What did Aldi win prizes for at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge?
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut
VM 2011 Vintage Champagne Brut
Exquisite Collection Crémant Du Jura 2015
Gavi Di Gavi DOCG
Veuve Monsigny 2004 Vintage Champagne Brut
Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé
Exquisite Collection Macon Villages
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Rosé
Exquisite Collection Marsanne
Exquisite Collection Rias Biaxas Albarino
Animus Vinho Verde
Exquisite Collection Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Foundry Godello
Toro Loco Blanco
Fleur de Prairie Cotes de Provence Rosé
Exquisite Collection Touraine Rosé
Exquisite Collection Alsace Pinot Gris
The Fire Tree Sicilian Riserva
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