These 12 new wines equal summer in a glass

From chilled-out whites to BBQ-friendly reds, wine expert Nick Wyke raises a glass to our new international award-winning wines

By Asda Good Living, 13 July 2017
These 12 new wines equal summer in a glass

We've reinvented our wine range to include new and exclusive bottles that are fantastic value. Take our wine tour here with industry-trained wine taster Nick Wyke. Learn about exciting flavours and top tipples for a BBQ, picnic or simply to sip on balmy summer days. 

Then visit the wine aisle in store to discover these and more award-winning stars from classic wine regions and New World vineyards. 


Award-winning white wines

Wine Atlas Cococciola

Nick said: ‘This largely unsung grape variety, pronounced Coco-chi-o-la, produces a wine with a silvery lemon colour and subtle citrus, apple and white flower aromas.’ 

Best with: Herby chicken or seafood and summery salads

Wine Atlas Fiano Terre Siciliane

Nick said: ‘A product of Italy’s sun-soaked south, Fiano is fragrant and fruity with passion fruit and lemon aromas and a cheery citrus acidity.’ 

Best with: Med favourites such as grilled fish and olives


Award-winning fruity wines


Nick said: A luminous wine loaded with pineapple and honeydew melon on the nose, and zesty citrus and fennel flavours that linger nicely. Hugely drinkable, with good acidity.’

Best with: Mexican food – tacos in particular

Extra Special Sangiovese Rose

Nick said: ‘This beautifully balanced, elegant rosé from north-east Victoria has nectar-like aromas of raspberry and watermelon. Refreshing and crisp but with a spicy edge!’ 

Best with: Smoky BBQ flavours


Award-winning Sauvignon Blancs

Wine Atlas Sauvignon Gris

Nick said: ‘Softer than Sauvignon Blanc, this dry, crisp white has mango and stone-fruit flavours.

Best with: Salmon and creamy pasta 

Extra Special Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux

Nick said: This fresh, versatile classic is bursting with floral aromas and zesty oak.

Best with: Goes well with seafood and roast chicken.’


Award winning crisp and floral wines

Extra Special Rioja Blanco

Nick said: ‘This crisp white Rioja is a cracker, with wafts of apple and cinnamon plus a zesty lemon taste that’s ever so lightly oaked.

Best with: Superb with seafood and Spanish hams.

Wine Atlas Torrontés

Nick said: ‘A fresh and floral white, with flavours of peach, pear drops and honey, plus a crisp finish.

Best with: Team with white fish or crunchy, Asian-style salads


Summertime reds

When you’re looking for a wine to match the fabulous flavours of food from the BBQ, you might want something with more body than a light white. These easy-drinking reds are packed with luscious flavours – and also ideal for when the sun goes down…

Wine Atlas Negroamaro

Nick said: ‘A full-bodied red with old-world charm, this is laden with baked fruit, anise and cinnamon flavours.’ 

Best with: Grilled meats and spicy pasta dishes

Extra Special Valpolicella Ripasso

Nick said: ‘Rich and smooth, with black fruits and spicy aromas, this turbo-charged Valpolicella is given a further fermentation to add depth and flavour.’

Best with: Lasagne or a Sunday roast

Extra Special Carménère Valle de Colchagua

Nick said: ‘Chile’s signature Carménère grape gives this plump and plummy red wine flavours of sweet spice, bramble and damson.’

Best with: Slow-roasted or BBQ red meats

Wine Atlas Bonarda

The rare Bonarda grape from Argentina produces a light red with strawberry jam flavour and a hint of redcurrant – good with an ice cube or two on a sunny day.’

Best with: Cheeses and meat from the grill

Feeling inspired to try some new wines? Make sure you stock up on everything you need at Asda or pop into your local store