A $6.99 Aldi wine has won GOLD at the Sydney International Wine Competition, naming it the best in the country - and we couldn’t be more excited!
The One Road South Australia & Heathcote Shiraz 2017 - which sells for under $7 at Aldi - beat other fancy wines worth up to $150 to be crowned the Best Medium Bodied Dry Red Wine at the competition, proving that you don’t have to spend big for quality.
It’s not the first time this budget Aldi drop has won a top gong - for two years running, it’s taken out the gold medal at the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge. Now that’s impressive.
The wine is described as a 'medium bodied red' and is 'clean and fruit driven with no sign of wood', and Aldi say they’re chuffed it’s picked up another impressive gong.
This $6.99 wine has been named the best in Australia!
But they also point out that the One Road shiraz isn’t the only budget drop that picked up awards at the prestigious competition. The supermarket giant’s 2017 Blackstone Paddock Limited Release Margaret River Chardonnay - which retails for under $15 - was named in the Top 100 wines, while their $17.99 2016 Blackstone Paddock Barossa Valley Vintage Release Shiraz was awarded a Blue Gold medal. Somebody get us to Aldi!
'Winning awards for three of our wines are testament to the excellent calibre of Aldi's Australian suppliers and our commitment to creating quality wines that are great value,' Aldi Buying Director Jason Bowyer said.'We are absolutely thrilled.'
So are we!
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.