Budget supermarket chain Aldi is once again making headlines for its award-winning booze — this time for its bestselling Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut, which costs just £11 ($14.50) for a bottle.
The budget Champagne won a Silver Outstanding medal at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge.
Decanter magazine says the wine, made by Champagne house Philizot & Fils, boasts “baked apple, brioche and peach flavours, with decent acidity and creamy weight thanks to extended ageing before release.”
Aldi’s entire wine range scooped an impressive 20 accolades at the annual competition.
The supermarket’s Crémant Du Jura 2015 (£8/$10.50) also bagged a silver medal in its category.
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. 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 has been ruffling feathers in the liquor industry for a while now. Just weeks ago, Aldi’s budget Scotch Whisky beat out much more expensive competition to a gold medal at the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters.
Aldi’s drinks range won an impressive 77 accolades for its spirits in 2017. The supermarket was also awarded the “Own Brand Spirits Range of the Year” title at the International Spirits Challenge last year.