Asda Extra Special Gavi, 2010

Announce an ‘extra special’ range of wines and then charge a mere £5-6 per bottle. That has Walmart strategy stamped all over it.

Trouble is, Asda has never been at the top of my wine shopping venues. In fact it’s been near the bottom.

Add the fact that Gavi rarely floats my boat and this is a recipe for disaster.

But somehow Asda has found a supplier (Araldica) that can produce a lively, fruity and zesty Gavi that is simply gorgeous for the price (£5.98) and at a very refreshing 12% ABV.

Pour into a Chardonnay glass, but chill the wine a little cooler, say 8 degrees. Then serve with fresh char-grilled English asparagus. What joy. Highly recommended.

7 Responses to “Asda Extra Special Gavi, 2010”

  1. Manners Says:

    Char grilled Asparagus ! Don’t talk to me about Sophistication – I’ve been to Leeds!

  2. Alastair Bathgate Says:

    Manners – oh yeah? When??? :-)

  3. Manners Says:

    Google it ref. Harry Enfield

    Today I leave to head to the Southern Rhone.Did you know there are 16 Villages that make up the Cotes du Rhone villages ? A bit like there can be up to 13 different grape varietals used in Chat. D. Pap

    Wine baragin of the week ? 5 Litres of cooperative Rose 8Eur. I might even look at the 10 Litre bib this year :-)

  4. cherie du vin Says:

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    It’s a great Day Trip outfit that will help you customize your visit to Champagne and the houses, like Moet and Taittinger, for tastings. They met us in Paris and took us out to the region but they can meet up with you in Champagne too.

  5. Alastair Bathgate Says:

    Excellent, enjoy the trip – I was enjoying a lovely red Beaumes-de-Venise only last weekend.

  6. Manners Says:

    Domaine de durban make an excellent cuvee prestige as well as being known as the best for muscat

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