The International Wine Challenge is a yearly competition with many supermarkets entering their own branded wines to go head to head.
We’ve picked out the best wines from this years results available at supermarkets at the best prices, proving that great wine doesn’t have to be expensive.
ASDA – Atlas Negroamaro 2016
This Italian Red from Puglia won Gold at the IWC 2017.
Dark and heavy, it’s a full bodied red with cherry and plum flavours with a long lasting finish. Excellent value for just £5.50.
Co-op Irresistible Mount Benson Shiraz
The Co-op has continuously excelled at supplying quality wines on a budget, and this year is no exception.
A classic example of Australian Shiraz, this “Irresistible” is a thick purple colour, with all of the black fruits one would expect on the nose. Slight spice and vanilla lead this to be the perfect Sunday roast accompaniment.
Co-op Fairtrade Merlot
Another Silver winner from the Co-op yet even cheaper!
This Merlot bursts with plum flavours and soft, balanced tannin. Likely to improve with age, this is a balanced wine with a great finish.
Money from sales helps the local communities with projects which include reforestation.
Aldi – The Exquisite Collection Phillippe Michel Crémant Du Jura 2014
A fantastic alternative to Prosecco and Champagne, this sparkling wine from Aldi hits the spot with unexpected complexity.
For just 7.99 this is a fantastic example of value wine punching above its weight.
Dry acidity, green apples and fresh citrus notes makes this the perfect accompnayment from everything from cheese to curry.
Sainsbury’s – Languedoc White Wine, Taste the Difference
Creamy in texture, this Languedoc provides fresh peach, lemon and melon notes on the nose, with a citrus and lime taste on the palette.
Try with a spicy curry.