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DWWA 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, the supermarket also offers a range of wine styles from around the globe.

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

From the competition’s 2023 results, it’s clear Asda‘s own-label really does live up to its quality. The brand’s top performer was Asda, La Corriente Sauvignon Blanc 2022 from Chile’s Colchagua region. Hugely zesty with a crunch of lime acidity, this £7.75 bottle scored 95 points, earning a Value Gold medal.

Two more wines from Asda made it in the Value Gold list, proving the supermarket’s focus on both quality and value. The fortified Cockburn’s, Fine Ruby Port NV from Portugal (£11) scored 95 points for its density and long lingering finish. From France’s Rhône Valley Vignerons de l’Enclave, Vinsobres 2020 (£8.50) impressed with its characterful spicy elements, robust tannins and structure.


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Asda scooped an impressive total of 17 Silver medals at this year’s competition, from a range of countries and wine styles. From France and Italy to New World countries such as New Zealand and South Africa, the Asda own brand range had a particularly strong showing with 15 wines awarded in the category, 11 of them costing £10 per bottle or less.

Four sparkling wines from France received Silver medals, one of them being from the supermarket’s ‘Extra Special’ range for Asda, Extra Special Crémant d’Alsace Brut NV. Competitively priced at £11.95 a bottle, this sparkling scored 91 points for its dynamic mousse and zingy bitter twist on the finish. 

From New Zealand, Asda, Extra Special Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2022 (£10) is another wine to look out for, scoring 92 points for its lovely pure gooseberry, passionfruit and citrus notes.

More Silver wins from Italian regions including Abruzzo, Puglia and Tuscany made the list, as well as wines from South Africa, Spain and Australia.

There are 634 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

Gold

Asda, La Corriente Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua, Chile 2022
Gold, 95 points
£7.75
A gleaming coastal vibrance meets bright pea pod, green pepper and passion fruit. Hugely zesty with a crunch of lime acidity on the long finish. Alc 12.5%

Cockburn’s, Fine Ruby Port, Portugal NV
Gold, 95 points
£11
Brooding and dense, with well-defined ripe berry, plum and raspberry and a thought-provoking vibrance on the long, lingering finish. An impeccable representation of the category. Alc 19%

Vignerons de l’Enclave, Vinsobres, Rhône, France 2020
Gold, 95 points
£8.50
Bustling with crunchy red fruit and characterful spicy elements all wrapped up in a frame of robust tannins and structure. Racy, delicious and fantastic value. Alc 14.5%


Silver

Asda, Extra Special Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2022
Silver, 92 points
£10
Lovely pure gooseberry, passionfruit and citrus with an elegant mineral poise, a persistent backbone of acidity and an enticing finish. Alc 13%

Asda, Louvel Fontaine Brut, Champagne, France 2014
Silver, 92 points
£30
Warm aromas of toasted nuts with some lemony freshness on the nose, hints of green apples. Pristine acidity and finesse. Alc 12%

Asda, Extra Special Crémant d’Alsace Brut, France NV
Silver, 91 points
£11.95
A lovely purity of peach, apricot and almond aromas, a dynamic mousse and a zingy bitter twist on the finish. Alc 12%

Asda, Extra Special Pinotage, Western Cape, South Africa 2021
Silver, 91 points
£6.50
Juicy red berries, violets and candy floss. Friendly, fun, ripe and sweet, with a harmonious fresh acidity. Bright finish. Alc 13%

Asda, Extra Special Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia 2021
Silver, 91 points
£8
Deep ripe and fruit with some sour dark cherry jelly. Minty and bright. Elegant, showing finesse on the palate. Alc 14.5%

Asda, Torre de Lapela, Vinho Verde, Portugal NV
Silver, 91 points
£6
Honey-edged apple to nose and palate, cool cucumber and notes of white peach and fresh thyme. Spritzy, fresh and aromatic. Alc 10%

Pommery, Brut Royal, Champagne, France NV
Silver, 91 points
£43
Ripe tropical fruit aromas with touches of lemon sherbet and marmalade. Appealing palate, with touches of salty butter and popcorn. Alc 12.5% 

Asda, Cave de Lugny, Crémant de Bourgogne Brut, Burgundy, France NV
Silver, 90 points
£13
Fresh citrus and nectarine with a floral edge; racy and fresh with an explosive mousse. Alc 11.5%

Asda, Espartero Joven, Rioja, Spain 2022
Silver, 90 points
£5.50
Pretty red fruit and floral nose. The palate brings notes of ripe black fruit, spice, cherry and cocoa. Juicy, chocolatey finish. Alc 14%

Asda, Extra Special Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy 2022
Silver, 90 points
£6.75
Good fleshy core with fresh fruit on the nose and palate. Tannins are quite firm and dense, an attractive wine. Alc 13.5%

Asda, Extra Special Primitivo, Puglia, Italy 2022
Silver, 90 points
£7
Plummy dark fruits on the nose with notes of smoke, incense, chocolate, violets and undergrowth. Elegant and harmonious palate. Alc 13.5%

Asda, Extra Special Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy 2018
Silver, 90 points
£17
Discrete nose with herbal notes and bramble fruit. Solid structure with moderate concentration and length. An ambitious Rosso that delivers. Alc 14%

Asda, Extra Special Touraine Sauvignon, Loire, France 2020
Silver, 90 points
£9
Lavish apple and apricot fruit with a richly textured, waxy consistency and a long, concentrated finish. Great value. Alc 13%

Asda, Yellowwood Mountain Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa 2021
Silver, 90 points
£4.95
Bright pineapple, apple and honeyed stone fruit nose. Ripe and appealing in the mouth, very concentrated, with a mineral finish. Alc 12.5%

Asda, Yellowwood Mountain Shiraz, Western Cape, South Africa 2021
Silver, 90 points
£4.95
Fresh aromas of raspberries, cassis, violets, bubblegum and hints of coconut. Crunchy and peppery on the palate, quite moreish. Alc 13%

Heidsieck & Co, Monopole Rose Top Brut, Champagne, France NV
Silver, 90 points
£38
The nose is laden with baskets of red berries, caramel, star anise and earthy nuances. Full of energy, fresh and vibrant. Alc 12.5%

Marques del Norte, Asda Extra Special Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2018
Silver, 90 points
£9
Quite an archetypal, if simple, oak and red fruit expression with direct sweet red fruit aromas, subtle spices and fine, polished tannins. Great value. Alc 14%


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