From sumptuous reds to elegant whites and fizz and everything in between, we’ve put together a list of our festive favourites to save you some time when it comes to selecting your Christmas wine.
Whether you need a delectable drop to marry up with your dinner party showpiece or that perfect fizz to pop open in celebration of finishing the Christmas shopping marathon, we have got you covered...
The First Wine of Christmas...following a chilly winter walk
First up, it’s a Christmas Caro from Bodegas Caro; this wine is the taste of Christmas, bottled. Festive wine options don’t get more perfect than this. We love Caro for its rich, fruit-filled and spicy layers. Like an iron fist in a velvet glove; it’s got both power and beauty. After a bracing winter walk, wrap yourself up in warming black fruit and luxurious toasty oak.
The Second Wine of Christmas...in celebration of finishing the Christmas shopping
Bubbles are always guaranteed to bring the festive mood and the beautiful Treviso Extra Dry Prosecco from Follador is an absolute must for this momentous feeling of gifting achievement. Toast with a glass brimming with floral hints of almond and ripe fruit and a harmonious velvety palate. It is Christmas, after all...Prosec-ho-ho-ho!
The Third Wine of Christmas...because rosé is for life, not just for Christmas.
Just like red and whites, rosé stretches the whole spectrum of flavour – from complexity to freshness and acidity to boldness, meaning there are so many wonderful ways it can be enjoyed. There really is a rosé for every Christmas occasion and this lively and generous offering from Château d'Aussières with notes of white flowers, grapefruit, citrus fruit is a wine well-deserving of its place in our festive line-up.
The Fourth Wine of Christmas...the ultimate red wine with turkey
Hosting Christmas can be a little stressful but allow us to tick one thing off your list for you – the Christmas dinner wine. A wine that can take on all the trimmings and emerge victorious is rare thing but we’re certain that Eve from Château de Malengin more than fits the festive bill. An amphora-aged Merlot, exuding a creamy nose of blueberry, cassis and violets, the palate is intense and defined with great concentration of fruit. 25th December can’t come soon enough…
The Fifth Wine of Christmas...for plentiful pouring at a dinner party
Magnificent at a dinner party, a Magnum of Moulin de Duhart from Château Duhart Milon is always sure to go down a treat. Perfect for plentiful pouring, there’s enough for everyone to enjoy the expressive notes of ripe fruit, enhanced with a touch of caramel. Delicate and silky with beautifully well-balanced roundness, it’s the perfect dinner party guest.
The Sixth Wine of Christmas...exquisite with roast beef
It’s red wine all the way for roast beef. Especially fuller, bolder reds. Our top pick for this Christmas is the magnificent Baron Edmond from Rupert & Rothschild. A classy, elegant and sophisticated wine with lingering aromas of blackberry, blackcurrants, cedar wood and forest floor. Classically structured with a supple texture, complex layers of fruit, spice and earthy notes, what more could we ask?
Keep your eyes peeled for part 2 coming very soon!