By Martin Isark
I’ve tasted ASDA Extra Special Alsace Gewurztraminer… should you put a bottle in the trolley or leave it on the shelf?
ASDA Extra Special Alsace Gewurztraminer blurb reads: ‘ Smells sweetly of flowers, but tastes dry and spicy. Suitable for vegetarians. Alsace Gewurztraminer – White French Wine The cool, dry climate of Alsace in Northern France is perfect for the creation of this uniquely aromatic and perfumed wine. Spicy, floral and not too dry. This is superb with smoked salmon or Chinese dishes.’
OK: You want a bottle white wine from France. Look no further than Alsace! There is no other French wine region on the supermarket shelves that delivers such high quality so consistently. Alsace has style and flavour for every palate. The steep slopes, varying aspects and mixture of different soils and sub-soils allow vineyard owners to grow many varieties of grapes: gewrztraminer, riesling, muscat, pinot gris, pinot blanc, auxerrois, chasselas, sylvaner and chardonnay (although chardonnay is not allowed to be used as a single varietal).
Can you drink it? Contains sulphites, but labelled suitable for vegetarian
Should you put a bottle in the trolley? Want an easy-drinking fruity French white wine that will impress your wine savvy mates? Put a bottle or two in the trolley.
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ASDA Extra Special Gewurztraminer Alsace
Put couple of bottles in the trolley. Alsace is one region of France where the quality is consistently good – and this one is exceptional! If the price fits – put a bottle in the trolley. Tasted by Martin Isark
Not forgetting: 5000436662884
Tesco Finest Alsace Riesling, Alsace, France
Dry, pale yellow white wine that presents subtle apple notes threaded with mouth-watering acidity. If the price fits – put a bottle in the trolley. Tasted by Martin Isark
Not forgetting: 3267980432635
Beblenheim Graffenreben Riesling Alsace
If you find German riesling too sweet, too dry or too thin! Why not try a riesling from Alsace, they have more alcohol and therefore deliver a more rounded flavour. Quality to price ratio they are some of the best value wines on the shelves. Tasted by Martin Isark
Not forgetting: 3267981000048
Beblenheim Pinot Gris Cave de Beblenheim Alsace Want a Pinot Gris or a Pinot Blanc that presents more flavour than an Italian Pinot Grigio, but still produces that reserved elegance? One from the Alsatian shelves will deliver it in grapes! Tasted by Martin Isark
Not forgetting: 0087000311824
Trimbach Muscat Reserve Alsace
Muscat from the Alsace region delivers heady floral and grape notes from sniff to swallow. Dry, but the pronounced flavours present the palate with the impression that it’s off-dry. Complements cold meats and cheese well. Tasted by Martin Isark
Not forgetting: 00357456
Marks & Spencer Gewürztraminer Cave de Turckheim Alsace France
This Gewürztraminer – like most from the Alsace region – delivers heady floral and lychee notes from sniff to swallow. Dry, but the pronounced flavours and high alcohol content present the palate with the impression that it’s off-dry. Complements cold meats and cheese well. Tasted by Martin Isark