WINES OF THE WEEK: Asda's Wine Atlas range


£4.97, Asda

Wine Atlas Bobal


A mouthful of juicy, dark cherries with a hint of bakewell tart and peppery, liquoricey chewiness make this a good wine for red meat - a casserole if the barbie has been put into winter storage. Bobal is the grape variety and it's big in acreage in Spain, but for some reason they keep the name largely under wraps. This wine has an impressive pedigree in that the award-winning, ex-Ritz sommelier Bruno Murciano had a big hand in creating it.

Wine Atlas Bobal, Utiel Requeña, Spain

£4.97, Asda

Wine Atlas Côtes de Thau


At barely a fiver, how can you resist two wines from Asda's new, free-roaming Wine Atlas range? This light, snappy, fresh white is a blend of Sauvignon and Grenache Blanc with a little Vermentino (very fashionable at the moment, Vermentino), a trio which gives a grapefruit and nettle tang and shades of white peach and pear. Drink as an aperitif or try it with something fresh and crunchy, like a pad Thai salad, or with a Vietnamese glass noodle salad.

Wine Atlas Côtes de Thau, Languedoc, France

£4.97, Asda

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