Ultimate Christmas Pairings Case
An essential case of 6 wines to see you through the key Christmas meals in style.
Christmas Eve: Pouilly Fuisse "En Carmentrant' Domaine Christophe Cordier 2016 Rich, rounded, perfect with a Christmas Eve fish supper.
Christmas Day: Today calls for something seriously special; a white and a red:
Saint Aubin, 1er Cru En Remilly Blanc 2013
A perfectly-aged Premier Cru white Burgundy from the 2013 vintage - perfect for opening now. Showing tertiary development of nuttiness and creaminess, but still plenty of ripe fruit freshness. An indulgent introduction to your Christmas lunch!
Jean Luc Jamet Less Terrasses Cote Rotie 2016
Moving onto a knock-out red wine. From 2016 vintage, Jean-Luc Jamet is a standard bearer for top quality Northern Rhone. Soft tannins thanks to juducious oak-ageing and some time in bottle. Luscious red and black fruits, pepper and savoury notes. Punchy enough to complement a Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.
Boxing Day: Today it's easy for your palate to feel jaded after all the richness! Pep it up with a fresh Rhone white. Rich enough to stand up to the classic Boxing Day cold cuts spread, but with enough primary freshness and acidity to liven up your palate.
Cotes du Rhone Blanc 'Couzou', Jean Luc Jamet 2017
Likewise on the red front, enjoy a juicy red from Ribera Del Duero. 100% Tempranillo, renowned for its red fruit characteristics, with minimal oak and youthful in bottle for a refreshing red to complement your cranberry sauce drowned Turkey cuts!
La Planta, Arzuaga, Ribera Del Duero, 2017
Finally, you need a few cheeky extra bottles to see you and your guests through! Stock up on some easy-drinking Burgundy. Made from Burgundy's other grape - Aligoté, this one shows what Aligoté can do when treated right. Rounded, rich but fresh and eminently gluggable.
Bouzeron Les Bouillottes, Guy Amiot 2016
|Christmas Eve||1 x St Veran, Les Terres Noires Cordier 2017|
|Christmas Pre-lunch||1 x Saint Aubin, 1er Cru En Remilly Blanc 2013|
|Christmas Lunch||1 x Jean Luc Jamet Less Terrasses Cote Rotie 2015|
|Boxing Day Lunch White||1 x Cotes du Rhone Blanc 'Couzou', Jean Luc Jamet 2017|
|Boxing Day Lunch Red||1 x La Planta, Arzuaga 2017|
|Bonus White Wine||1 x Bouzeron Les Bouillottes, Guy Amiot 2016|