Which? announces the best wines of the summer with bottles from Morrisons and Co-op coming out on top – and they’re £10 or less
- Morrisons’ Grüner Veltiner received score of 78 per cent in white wine category
- Co-op’s Irresistible Sparkling Rosé, £8, came out on top for Rose sparkling wine
- White wines were priced £6 to £10 while sparkling rose wines were £8 to £14
- Which? taste testers sampled nine white wines and eight sparkling rosés
Morrison’s and Co-op wines have beat bigger brands to be named the best summer wines in a new Which? taste test.
UK based supermarket Morrisons was the only supermarket of the ‘big four’ to appear at the top of the Which? wine taste test table, with offerings from Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s failing to make the cut.
The Which? panel of wine tasting experts conducted the test of summer wines to uncover the best for pairing with summer dishes or drinking in the sun.
They taste tested white wines priced between £6 and £10 and sparkling rose wines priced between £8 and £14.
Tasting nine white wines Aldi and Morrisons came out on top, while out of eight sparkling rosés the Co-op and M&S was favoured.
The Morrisons’ Grüner Veltiner 2017 (left) was described as a ‘subtle white wine that’s easy to drink’ while Co-op’s Irresistible Sparkling Rosé (right) £8, scored 78 per cent
Aldi’s offering The Wine Foundry Avesso 2018, priced at £6.49, came out on top for the white wines, with 80 per cent of the vote, while Morrisons’ Grüner Veltiner 2017, priced at £8.25, followed closely behind with a score of 78 per cent.
Aldi’s offering was praised for packing ‘an impressive flavour punch’, and commended for being pleasant enough to drink either on its own, or paired with most summer foods. At £6.49, it was also one of the cheapest wines they tested.
The Morrisons’ white wine was described as a ‘subtle white wine that’s easy to drink’, and ‘a good match for all sorts of food, but particularly salmon.’
In the test of sparkling rosé wines, Co-op’s Irresistible Sparkling Rosé, £8, scored 78 per cent, while M&S’ Graham Beck The Rhona Brut Rosé, £10, scored 76 per cent.
Aldi’s offering The Wine Foundry Avesso 2018 (left), priced at £6.49 came out on top for the white wines while M&S’ Graham Beck The Rhona Brut Rosé (right) £10, scored 76 per cent
The Co-op sparkling wine impressed all the Which? experts on the testing panel, who found it refreshing and easy to drink. At £8, it was also the cheapest sparkling rosé on test.
M&S’s offering was described as ‘a lovely wine for celebrating’, reminding one panellist of champagne.
Harry Rose, Editor of Which? Magazine, said: ‘Those looking for the perfect wine to sip in the sun will be delighted to find out they can get a Best Buy bottle on a budget, with some of the most impressive wines we tested also being the cheapest.’
Out of eight sparkling roses’ the Co-op and M&S wines were favoured. M&S’s offering (right) was described as ‘a lovely wine for celebrating’, reminding one panellist of champagne
Tasting nine white wines Aldi (left)and Morrisons (right) came out on top. Aldi’s offering was praised for packing ‘an impressive flavour punch’
‘Whatever your tastes, our expert testers have done the work for you – so all that’s left to do is enjoy a glass of your choice this summer.’
Morrison’s has previously impressed in Which? taste tests, with its Denbies Chalk Valley English Sparkling Brut NV (£16) also receiving Best Buy status with a score of 77 per cent in the consumer champion’s Christmas wine tasting.
The Which? taste testing panel sampled nine white wines in total, and eight sparkling rosés.
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