July 26, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
At the International Wine Challenge, this pink and sweet Rose turned heads when it was titled the Oscars of The Wine World. This competition was a two week long process involving many reputable wine enthusiasts, where a panel of experts named Exquisite Collection Côtes de Provence Rosé 2016 the best wine under $10 in the Great Value Awards category. This made headway as many other hopeful contenders lost to a bottle of wine that was significantly cheaper.
The panel of experts commented that this particular Rosé had notes of “ripe summer fruit and a crisp bright finish.” This French native wine gives credit for its delicious flavor to Grenache, cinsault, and syrah grapes.
The Aldi stores are of German decent and in Germany is actually the largest wine retailer. Aldi, known for their low cost grocery items and unique stores with bag your own items made headway recently not just by this delicious Rosé, but by also taking home 18 medals during the wine competition.
Aldi, having 1,600 U.S. locations in 35 states is worth checking out not just for this Rosé, but for their honorable selection of Aldi’s award-winning wines. Check out the cheat sheet here: https://corporate.aldi.us/fileadmin/fm-dam/Responsive_Design/Newsroom/Wine_Award_Fact_Sheet_5.22.17.pdf.
Next time you find yourself at Aldi, check out Côtes de Provence Rosé and let us know what you think.
Ameztoi ‘Rubentis’ Rose Txakolina, Basque Country Spain 2016 – Many avid Rosé lovers countdown the days until this wine is release. It’s third-quenching and delicious complexity of citrus and tart with strawberry fruit will leave you wanting more. Low on alcohol. $23
Charles Audoin Marsannay Rose Burgandy France 2016 – A lovely and easy to drink Rosé with a fine minerals that enhance the delicious summery berry flavors. This light wine will quench your palate without overdoing it on berry flavors. $26
Graci Etna Rosato Sicily Italy 2016 - Made from 100% Nerello Mascalese and filled with Meyer lemon citrus, this tangy lemon citrus and tangerine Rosé with subtle strawberry hints will easy your summer desire to have a fulfilling and delicious drink. $21
From the NYC Rooftop Bar Crawl Team