Bargain £10.99 Aldi bubbly wins international prize

Bargain £10.99 Aldi bubbly wins international prize
Aldi are celebrating after their bargain fizz snared a top award. Shutterstock

Aldi chiefs will be clinking their glasses in celebration after one of the discount chain’s bestselling champagnes – which costs just over a tenner a bottle – scooped its third international prize in a year.

Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut won a “silver outstanding” prize at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge.

It completes a hat-trick of awards in 2018 for the £10.99 bubbly, which Aldi say boasts an aroma of “ripe apples and floral hints”.

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.”

‘One of the best value Champagnes in the UK’

Aldi’s wine expert Sam Caporn said: “In my honest opinion, the Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut is one of the very best, if not the best value champagne in the UK today.

“It is staggering quality for such a reasonably priced, tasty and sophisticated fizz.”

Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut has helped boost the chain’s champagne sales by 40 per cent in the past month.