Lyme Bay Winery, based in Devon, has developed two new wines to add to Aldi’s range of English wines. Lyme Block Dry White and Lyme Block Rosé are part of the ‘Specially Selected’ range and are available in stores and online now.
They follow on from the success of the Lyme Block English Wine, Lyme Block Bacchus and the Lyme Block Sparkling Brut Reserve which were all launched last year. The sparkling was the first own label English Sparkling Wine to be recognised as part of Aldi’s premium offer.
The Lyme Block Dry White is a crisp and zesty white with well-balanced acidity offering notes of refreshing lemon, grapefruit and nettle, coupled with a subtle floral finish. It is based around England’s signature grape, the Bacchus and balanced with Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Reichensteiner and Chardonnay.
The Lyme Block Rosé is an off-dry rosé with crisp acidity which layers intense aromas of cherries, rosehip and strawberry. Expertly blended Pinot Noir and Dornfelder English grapes form a delicious mouth-wateringly long finish and is the perfect wine to toast the English summer.
Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, commented: “Given the success of our three English additions to Aldi’s wine range last year, it’s a pleasure to be working with Lyme Bay Winery once again to showcase our continued support of British produce across all ranges. Adding two more wines to our shelves is testament to the success of the wines to date, and to the increasing appetite for English wines.”
The wines are made at Lyme Bay Winery in the rolling hills of south Devon, with the stunning Jurassic coastline nearby. Consistently producing delicious, award-winning, internationally recognised wines, the winemaking team source the best grapes from the best growers across the UK, all helping to put English winemaking on the map.
Both wines are available in all Aldi stores across the UK and online costing £9.99 each – just in time to toast English wines from this Friday, starting with #theBIGenglishwinegoodfriday and continuing every Friday for the next few weeks with #englishwinenight. Each online event lasts an hour from 7pm and will take place on social media.