Asda have recently been awarded Best Supermarket for Wine by Decanter Magazine. One of the reasons cited for the award is the new Wine Atlas” range. This has been developed to tempt customers to try wine styles and grape varieties from lesser known regions. All of the wines retail for under £7 with many under a fiver.
Here are four reds and four whites fom the “Wine Atlas” range you may like to try:-
Feteasca Neagra NV Romania.
Feteasca Neagra is an ancient variety indigenous to Romania.Juicy with plenty of plum and strawberry fruit. £5.97 13%
“must try red”-Decanter
Frappato 2014 Sicily
Plenty of red berries with a sour cherry twist-relatively light on alcohol at 12.5% £4.97
Corbieres 2013 France
A blend of 35% Carignan 40% Syrah and 25% Grenache. A rich full bodied red ideal for Autumnal stews. £5.97
Cigales Tempranillo 2011 Spain
Made by Baron de Ley- one of Rioja’s top producers. This is from the small and little known appellation of Cigales in North West Spain and is made from 100% old vine Tempranillo. Great with or without food. 14% £5.97
Marsanne 2014 France
Marsanne is a white grape variety very often found in white Cotes du Rhone. Spicy mouthfeel with aromas of apricots and pears. £5.97
Furmint Tokaji 2014 Hungary
From vines grown near the Carpathian mountains in north east Hungary. Fresh with scents of apple and pears.Bronze medal winner in this years Decanter World Wine Awards. £6.97
Touraine 2014 France
Touraine is an appellation in the Loire Valley producing white wines from sauvignon blanc grapes. Delicate and aromatic. This is essentially a Sancerre without the price tag. £5.97
Grillo 2014 Sicily
Tropical fruit and herbal notes. Grillo is an ancient variety grown since Roman times. Great with seafood or as an apertif. £4.97
Eating out and unsure what to order from the wine list? Try my Secret Sommelier service. Simply email me with the name of the eating establishment along with your wine preferences and budget and I will endeavour to recommend wines from the list that represent good value for money. These can often be from more obscure regions so it may also broaden your wine drinking horizons at the same time!