Shopper’s guide: award-winning wines from Asda

Asda is known to put good value at the top of its list – but along with the low price tags, this supermarket offers a range of wine styles from around the globe.

DWWA 2022 Asda medal winners

Awarded some top scores at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards, below is a selection of some of the most notable performers to try.

From the competition’s 2022 results, it’s clear Asda‘s own-label Extra Special range really does live up to its premium billing: for quality and value, these wines deliver. The supermarket’s top performer was Asda Extra Special Palacio de Vivero Verdejo from Spain’s Rueda region. Textured and fresh, with tropical fruit and pear flavours, this £5.50 bottle scored 97 points, earning it a Value Platinum medal – just 15 wines in this year’s competition were awarded this value-focused accolade.

Asda scooped an impressive total of 14 Silver medals at this year’s competition, from a range of countries and wine styles. There was a particularly strong showing from European regions, including ten solid wines from the Extra Special range, nine of them costing £10 per bottle or less.


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Two Italian wines are worth noting: Asda Extra Special Chianti Classico (£8), a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, earned 92 points for its herbaceous red-fruit flavours. From Sicily, Asda Extra Special Fiano (£6) has masses of varietal character, showing stone fruit and floral aromas, with good acidity.

From Portugal, Asda Extra Special Dão (£6.50), a blend of three Portuguese varieties (Aragonez, Touriga Nacional and Jaen), with its intense ripe-berry characters, scored 90 points. Also scoring 90 points was the attractively floral Asda Extra Special Douro (£6.50), a blend of 50% Touriga Franca with 30% Touriga Nacional and 20% Tinta Roriz.

From France’s Loire, Asda Extra Special Touraine (£8) showed all the freshness and aromas you’d expect from a 100% Sauvignon Blanc from this region, with the competition’s expert judges awarding it 91 points. And from Beaujolais, judges awarded 90 points to the sour-cherryish Asda Extra Special Fleurie (£8.50).

There are 633 stores across England and an online shop, so Asda bargains are easy to track down. Discover which medal winners below you can find at your nearest store…

Shopper’s guide: award-winning wines from Asda

Platinum

Asda, Extra Special Palacio de Vivero Verdejo, Rueda, Spain 2021
Value Platinum, 97 points
£5.50
The intriguing bouquet mixes citrus, tropical fruit, melon and pear characters to great effect. It stays bright and fresh through the palate, the fruit lively and the texture enhances the pithy flavours and weighty mouthfeel. Zesty acidity runs its course and lingers on the long finish. Alc 13%


Silver

Asda, Asquith Gardens Sparkling, England NV
Silver, 91 points
£18
Generous wine, offering lots of delicious aromas and flavours. Plenty of fruits, including lemon, grapefruit and strawberries, alongside brioche, buttered toast and hazelnuts. Expressive yellow-gold sparkling wine with lots of bubbles. Alc 11.5%

Asda, Extra Special Crémant de Loire Brut, Loire, France NV
Silver, 90 points
£12
Attractive orchard fruit and citrus aromas beckon a complex palate, mouth-filling texture, and a long grippy finish. Alc 12%

Asda, Extra Special Touraine, Loire, France 2020
Silver, 91 points
£8
Excellent value for money with ripe pear and gooseberry aromatics, a mouth-filling texture with citrus freshness, and good length. Alc 13%

Asda, Extra Special Fiano, Sicily, Italy 2021
Silver, 90 points
£6
Voluptuous nose of white peaches, apricots, lemon sherbet and notes of white flowers. Round and generous, with a crisp acidity. Alc 12.5% 

Asda, Lugana, Veneto, Italy NV
Silver, 90 points
£9.50
Citrus, with a touch of pineapple character. Clean, lively, and inviting with a lovely refreshing acidity. Alc 13%

Asda, Extra Special Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2019
Silver, 92 points
£8
A good degree of sweet red…


Source : https://www.decanter.com/decanter-world-wine-awards/shoppers-guide-award-winning-wines-from-asda-486998/