With less than two weeks until Christmas, we’d expect that most of you are well on your way to preparing your menus for the big day. And whilst no festive dinner would be complete without some quality wines to accompany them, choosing the right selection can be a daunting task to many. But fear not; our recommendations take into account tradition, taste and terroir, and are all packaged in glass bottles, so you can have no fears over lack of quality, environmental friendliness or health.
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
A Gold medal winning Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa, with a balance of tropical fruits, green pea and fig flavours backed with full floral herbaceous undertones on the palate.
Deep Italian ruby red with a bouquet of violet, spices and pepper. Great depth of character on the palate with classic damson fruit flavours and a good amount of spice.
This lesser-known species hails from Portugal where it has won awards for its intense fruity aromas, mouth-watering juiciness, crisp, fresh flavours and hints of strawberries and raspberries.
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Champagne
The “new kid on the block” of the Champagne world, its pale golden colour and fine stream of bubbles leaves the nose with subtle white fruit aromas such as apples and pears. On the palate, dry, crisp and well balanced. Fruit and citrus aromas and a long length.
Marques de Monistrol Vintage Cava Rosé Brut
A perfect pink made from Monastrell and Pinot Noir grapes and packed with red berry fruit flavours, this lovely Spanish vintage rosé tastes just as good on its own or with a mouth-watering fruity dessert, such as blackberry parfait.
Chapel Down Bacchus
This superbly fresh, crisp and citrussy English white is made from Bacchus with its grapes sourced from Kent and Essex – this white is England’s answer to Sauvignon Blanc. The Bacchus grape, named after the Roman God of wine, produces a fresh and crisp wine with excellent citrus fruit characters and a refreshing finish. Packed with zesty, bright fruit and turbo-charged with gooseberry.
All wines available from major supermarkets.
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