Aldi Australia has released an award-winning French champagne just in time for Christmas - at less than half the price of its more expensive competitors Moet and Bollinger.
That’s right, for just $25 you can pick up a bottle of the acclaimed Veuve Monsigny Champagne Premier Cru NV which was awarded the Top 100 Blue Gold at the Sydney International Wine Competition.
Better still, in a British blind taste test by UK consumer group Which? - similar to Australia’s Choice - the Aldi bubbles were voted ABOVE Moet and many other top drops including Laurent-Perrier, which sells for well over $50.
The best buys group it in the top three amongst the category - which is great news for Aussie champagne lovers this Christmas.
Wine review site Glass of Bubbly describes the Aldi Veuve Monsigny as the perfect party champagne, saying ‘there is not much else in the market that can compete with it.’
Meanwhile, acclaimed reviewer Campbell Mattinson from The Wine Front awarded the Aldi champers a whopping 92 points - beating a lot more well-known French campaigns. ‘It's bright, fresh and flavoursome,’ he revealed. ‘It's easy to see the attraction, and the quality. Damn good buying, you'd have to say. It tastes of spiced apples, honeysuckle, fuzzy sweet peach and almonds. It rings refreshingly through the finish, with no lack of length. Excellent style, and value.’
Sign us up! Looks like Aldi’s done it again ...
Aldi's prestige bubbles picked up a Blue Gold award at the Sydney International Wine Competition.
Amy SinclairAmy Sinclair is the editor of New Idea Food. She is a former weekly magazine editor who loves all things food, cooking and eating - especially the eating! When she's not looking after her three children, you'll find her in the kitchen or busily hiding online shopping purchases from her husband.