Lovers of tasty sparkling wines on a budget will be pleased to know that the supermarkets have turned out some delicious award-winning prosecco, cava and crémant-style wines for 2022.
There’s something top notch here to suit most palates and pockets, so here’s what to chuck in your trolley or online basket next time you’re shopping.
Award winning supermarket prosecco
Prosecco’s slightly-sweet flavour always makes it the most popular sparkling wine choice. This year several supermarkets have done well in various awards, but there’s no clear winner of winners so you can choose one from your favourite/closest shop or pick the lowest price.
Let’s get started with this little bulk-buy bargain beauty:
Morrisons The Best Brut Prosecco DOC | RRP £8.00
Currently in buy 6 get 25% off deal, making it £6.00 per bottle << cheapest high scoring prosecco by the case.
Awards: IWSC Silver Medal & 91/100, IWC Bronze Medal.
Notes: Lemon and pear on the nose, rich, nutty and creamy on the palate.
Tesco Finest Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG | £10.00
Currently £9.00 for Clubcard holders.
Awards: IWSC Silver Medal & 91/100
Notes: A refreshing sparkling wine with flavours of ripe pear and white peach and a zesty, lively finish.
Tesco Finest Prosecco DOC | RRP £8.50
£7.50 Clubcard price << joint lowest price award-winner for a single bottle (if you have a Clubcard).
Awards: Good Housekeeping Best Prosecco 2nd Place & 79/100 & Best Supermarket Prosecco; IWSC Bronze Medal
Notes: An elegant wine with a lingering finish, full of citrus and pear flavours with peach blossom aromas.
ASDA Extra Special Prosecco Brut NV | RRP £8.00
Currently £7.50 << joint lowest price award-winner for a single bottle.
Awards: IWSC Silver Medal & 90/100; Decanter Bronze Medal & 87/100.
Notes: Notes of peach and flowers, with some zippy limestone-y minerality. Easy-going.
Co-op Irresistible Prosecco | RRP £8.50
Buy 3 save £5 deal until 15 Nov for Co-Op members, making it £6.84 per bottle
Awards: Good Housekeeping Best Prosecco 3rd Place & 78/100 & Best Supermarket Prosecco 2nd Place
Notes: Well-balanced, notes of apple, pear and citrus, lively bubbles.
Award winning supermarket cava
Cava’s slightly drier flavour pairs well with party snacks and tapas, ideal for relaxed get togethers over savoury food. I may also have been caught drinking it on the sofa in front of tacky Christmas movies while inhaling a large bowl of crisps, but that’s just between us, okay?
Let’s brush off those crumbs and get classy, people:
Asda Extra Special Mas Miralda Cava Brut | RRP £8.00
Currently £7.00 << cheapest award-winning single bottle.
Awards: IWSC Silver Medal & 90/100, IWC Bronze Medal
Notes: Aromas of toast and quince, flavours of red apple, honey and biscuit. Attractive balance of lean acidity and rich frothy bubbles.
Morrisons The Best Marques de los Rios Vintage Cava Brut | RRP £9.25
Currently in buy 6 get 25% off deal, making it £6.94 per bottle << cheapest award winner by the case.
Awards: Olive magazine Best Cava 1st Place, Decanter Bronze Medal 89/100
Notes: A very enjoyable, easy-going Cava with pleasant appley and nutty scents and some toast and brioche in the background. Long and fresh finish.
Ocado Marques de Grinon La Vie en Rose Organic Rose Cava | RRP £11.50
Maybe bit pricey for some bargain hunters, but it’s organic, and imagine rocking up to a party with this bottle. Also the highest-scoring pink sparkling wine for 2022.
Awards: Olive magazine Best Cava 2nd place.
Notes: Notes of strawberries and cream, floral and delicate, herbaceous, long finish.
Lidl Arestel Cava Brut | RRP £5.49
In store only, this is a budget easy-drinker for parties.
Awards: Olive Magazine Best Fizz to Buy by the Case; Decanter Bronze Medal & 86/100.
Notes: Dry, finely balanced, well made, notes of citrus and cream.
Other award-winning sparkling wines
Crémant-style wines are often a cheeky way to get champagne-like flavours at a fraction of the price. Although this supermarket wine category didn’t wow all the judges this year, there were two French sparklers that caught my eye.
Lidl Crémant de Loire Brut | RRP £8.49
In store only.
Awards: Decanter Bronze Medal & 88/100.
Notes: Made in the same way as Champagne, this crisp, smooth fizz has gently floral notes.
M&S Classics no.12 Brut Crémant de Bourgogne | RRP £12.00
Buy by the bottle at Ocado or by the case at M&S. Very popular with customers of both shops.
Awards: Which? magazine sparkling wine joint winner & 74%; Decanter Bronze Medal & 87/100.
Notes: A sparkling, creamy, elegant fizz with flavours of peach blossom, apricot and redcurrants.
Hope you enjoyed today’s bargain bubbly beauties. I’ll be looking at some prize-winning festive supermarket spirits and liqueurs soon, and if you want to see a few special-but-affordable English sparkling wines then let me know in the comments below or message me.
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