Aldi sparkling wine, you asked so we had to put it to the taste test!
We love to do tastings and have a whole lot of fun with them. And anytime I have a few bottles to try, we love to test our skills to see what we taste and smell and taste the differences among them, but you certainly don’t have to be that formal.
Sometimes we print out our downloadable tasting mat and sometimes we simply take out our tasting trays and write some notes.
The key is to just have fun, try new sparkling wine and maybe find some new bottles you love.
We found the same 4 bottles of Aldi sparkling wine at multiple stores. And there were some empty racks and I don’t know if it’s because it’s January and haven’t restocked since New Year’s Eve or if it’s permanently gone.
I believe they have some actual bottles of champagne, but we were not successful in finding it, so we tasted the 4 bottles: 3 sparkling wines and aprosecco.
We also went on the hunt for this elusive bottle of Aldi prosecco that we thought would be easy to find. And we finally found it in a half bottle, but it was before 11am on Sunday and we couldn’t purchase it. And then by the time 11am rolled around, we already started our tasting.
Aldi Sparkling Wine
When you live in a cold climate like Chicago, you’re able to chill your bubbly to the proper serving temperature of 43-50 degrees Fahrenheit by putting it outside on the balcony.
We tasted the Aldi sparkling wine in this order from dry to sweet. And I will say, we were quite surprised!
Tourner Brut Sparkling
This brut sparkling wine was not bad at all. We tasted citrus, biscuit and vanilla it was a very pleasant bottle of bubbly especially for $6.99. It’s a bottle I didn’t feel the need to add anything to, but we did experiment with a variation of a mimosa and it was good with that as well.
Burlwood Cellars Brut Sparkling
This brut was surprisingly sweet, but it wasn’t overpowering. It had a faint taste of peach or apricot. It would not necessarily be one I stocked up on because I don’t like any bubbly that is sweet. If you like sweet sparkling wine, at $4.99, this is a great deal!
Burlwood Cellars Extra-Dry Sparkling
Another $4.99 bottle of Aldi sparkling wine and this one was way too sweet for me. It tasted more like a dessert wine to me with peach flavors. Of the 4 bottles, this was our least favorite mainly because of how sweet it is.
I don’t normally like prosecco, so I was surprised when I liked this one and at $8.99, it’s a bottle I would keep on hand. With flavors of pear and apple peel we were surprised that it was labeled extra dry because it didn’t seem very sweet to us.
This Beletti prosecco was actually our favorite of them all with the Tourner as a close second.
Pro Tip: When you’re doing any type of sparkling wine tasting, but especially when going from dry to sweet, have some oyster crackers on hand to cleanse your palate in between tastings.
If I’m going to have a mimosa, you know the juice is for color only, not flavor and my juice of choice is always grapefruit. I’ve been wanting to try a variation of a grapefruit mimosa, so we decided to use all these bottles of Aldi sparkling wine as our testers.
To create this
- 1/2 oz Vodka or Vanilla Vodka
- 4-5 slices of grapefruit
- 2 T of grapefruit juice
Blend all of the ingredients and then strain into your champagne glass.
We tried both the vanilla vodka version and regular vodka and here’s the consensus.
If you like sweeter drinks, pair the vanilla vodka grapefruit blend with an extra dry bubbly. It made this Burlwood Cellars extra dry sparkling wine a bit smoother and more enjoyable and was sweet but not overpoweringly so.
The regular vodka grapefruit blend tasted just like a mimosa and we loved it paired with the Tourner Brut sparkling.
Basically, this is just a new spin on a mimosa that would be great with your favorite liquor and fruit blended and combined with bubbly.
For the value, Aldi sparkling wine is definitely not a bad bubbly to stock up on. The Tourner brut and Beletti prosecco are sparkling wines easily enjoyed by themselves and you know if all else fails, we are all about creating bubbly cocktails with it.
Check out our other mimosa creations:
Bellinis make a great alternative to a mimosa and are still perfectly acceptable to drink in the morning.
Of course, check out all of our other grocery store sparkling wine recommendations.