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Aldi The Project Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This South African Sauvignon Blanc is one from the latest delivery from Aldi Wine Club. I’ve seen it on the shelves, but with so many good value wines available from Aldi, especially from their Exquisite Collection, it isn’t one I’ve tried before.

The Project is a collaboration between South African two winemakers, Thys Louw and Dancan Savage, who have made this wine from grapes from vineyards around Cape Town. It’s good to see supermarkets taking their wine seriously, and have big names producing wine for them to sell under their own label.

The Project Sauvignon Blanc

A mouthwatering Sauvignon Blanc

It is pale coloured in the glass, with fresh grapefruit and citrus aromas. It has a hint of fresh cut grass, but this isn’t as intense as with other SBs I’ve tried. As expected from a Sauvignon Blanc, it is ripe and mouthwateringly juicy, with tropical flavours. I am a big fan of this varietal, and love the powerful fruity taste and length, although it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. At £5.99 a bottle, it’s good value, although I don’t feel it’s quite as good as their multi-award winning Exquisite Collection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at £7.49.

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol: 12.5%

If you’re interested in joining the Aldi Wine Club panel, see here for more details. One of the benefits of the Wine Club, giving you the opportunity to try wines you wouldn’t normally buy. The other wine included this month was another South African wine, a Pinotage, a varietal I haven’t tasted before. I’ve enjoyed receiving these new wines, but it’s just a shame my time on the panel ends next month!


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