Aldi’s California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine

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Aldi's California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine
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The Aldi’s California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine is a $4.95 Aldi exclusive sourced from grapes grown in California. The back label shows that a part of E & J Gallo produced this Bubbly.

Neither Aldo nor E & J Gallo offer any production details on this wine.

The wine was produced with the Charmat Method, the Prosecco process. The second fermentation (where the bubbles are formed) occurs in huge pressurized vats.

Aldi's California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine

The juice is fermented for the first time, aged, and then added to the vat. A measured amount of sugar and yeast is added. The pressure is dialed up to the desired atmosphere and the wine is ready to go after a few weeks.

Champagne is made in the Traditional Method which is a completely different way of adding the bubbles.

The bottle top was a plastic screwcap, but it surprisingly provided a satisfying “POP”.

The alcohol content is a mild 10.5%.

The Aldi’s California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine Tasting Notes

The color is clear with a hint of gold and the bubbles are plentiful. The nose is crisp, but not detailed, it is mostly citrus, with a hint of spice, and green apple. Aldi’s California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine tastes slightly sweet for a Bubbly marked a Brut.

This Sparkling wine tastes like grapefruit, peach, candy spice, faint stone fruit, and dried pear. The mid-palate follows the main body of the wine. This Bubbly has a syrupy texture and balanced acidity.

I do not know what grapes were used but I suspect Moscato is in the mi due to its sweet nature.

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The Summary

  • The Aldi’s California Heritage Brut Sparkling Wine is a decent Bubbly.
  • At $4.95 I was not expecting a drinkable wine, but it sips well.
  • A splash of orange juice or peach purée would send this Bubbly to the next level
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