If you're a rosé drinker, you may have noticed that a few months ago people were freaking out about an $8 bottle from Aldi. Like, seriously losing their minds. The Exquisite Collection Cotes de Provence Rosé 2016, an in-house product for Aldi, was named the best value rosé at the prestigious International Wine Challenge. This basically means that not only is this wine super-affordable, but it's also really, really delicious. Sounds pretty great, right?
But there was a catch to this new wine find: Unless you lived in the U.K., you couldn't exactly get your hands on it. Well, that's about to change.
The award-wining wine will officially hit Aldi stores in the States on Wednesday, September 20. It will retail for $8 and will be here until supplies last. Although to be fair, we don't know what that means, exactly. Are there five bottles per store or 5,000? Maybe somewhere in the middle? (If the rosé is sold out by the time you get to your store, take solace in knowing that many other Aldi-exclusive wines have received the backing of Wine Enthusiast, the Beverage Testing Institute, and the International Wine & Spirits Competition.)
What does it taste like?
Being an award-winning wine is great and all, but what does it actually taste like? According to Aldi, the rosé has delicate yet intense flavors of strawberry and white fruit, with a subtle touch of spice. Aldi recommends drinking the pink wine with grilled fish, salads, or as an aperitif. Now that sounds dreamy.