I’ve been steadily making my way through the Aldi’s vegan wine range and this week, it’s Portugal. If it wasn’t obvious from the name, Gloria Douro Reserva is a vegan-friendly red wine from Portugual’s famous Douro valley. It’s part of Aldi’s Classic Icons range; the supermarket’s premium wine range designed to showcase iconic wines from regions across the world, all hand-selected by Mistress of Wine, Sam Caporn.
Vegan Red Wine From Aldi: Gloria Douro
This is an oak-aged wine, offering very enjoyable richness and depth for a wine less than £8. Alongside velvety chocolate notes these are intense fruit flavours: particularly stewed plum, mulberry and cassis. Whilst it started a little heavy, within half an hour it was noticeably smoother and more developed. Overall, I was a little dubious when it was first opened but after giving it a chance to breathe, was happy with the result.
Classic Icons Gloria Douro Review
Made in Portugal by Vicente Faria (7th generation winemaker)
Grapes: Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca
Labelled Vegan Wine: Yes