After a year of disruption and uncertainty, it has never felt more important to make the most of the festive period and enjoy each event to the full. Whether you are celebrating with friends or family, at home or elsewhere, Bordeaux Wines will ensure that the festive season isn’t cancelled with its incredible range of wines and open invitation to explore the diversity of modern Bordeaux.
From sparkling crémants and sumptuous sweet wines to start the celebrations, to dry whites to enjoy alongside a succulent turkey, fruit-forward reds to serve with a vegetarian feast and crisp crémant rosés for Boxing Day, Bordeaux offers something for everyone, whatever the budget or occasion.
To make things that little bit easier at an already busy time, Bordeaux Wines are partnering with independent wine merchants up and down the country to offer bespoke Bordeaux Christmas cases featuring different styles to highlight the breadth of the offering and making sure that you have the perfect wines to enjoy over the festive period.
Try these 6 wines for the ultimate Bordeaux Christmas case.
Château de Bonhoste Rosé NV, Crémant de Bordeaux Cabernet Franc, Merlot – Produced by 5th generation, brother and sister winemaking team Sylvaine and Yannick Fornier, this stunning Rosé Crémant is produced form a blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Bright and fragrant, it has an attractive and persistent mousse supporting a fine palate of bright red berry fruit and brioche. Ideal with a wide selection of Christmas canapés it’s the perfect way to start the celebrations. £15.85 from Hourlier Wines
Chateau Bauduc Blanc de Blancs 2016, Crémant de Bordeaux – Sémillon Château Bauduc Blanc de Blancs is a top-notch Crémant made from 100% Sémillon from an ambitious, British-owned Château. Crisp, dry and appetising with fantastic concentration of fruit the palate presents notes of lemon zest, peach, walnuts and toast. This has the depth and concentration to happily stand up to Christmas Day dinner, a luxurious addition to a day of festivities. £16.50 from bauduc.com
Tesco Bordeaux Blanc 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon – A remarkably good value dry white made primarily from Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Sémillon. The nose opens with attractive citrus and herbal notes that follow on the palate, and are met with fresh notes of lemon, elderflower and white blossom. This wine offers a lovely acidity that cuts through rich vegan dishes like nut roasts or mushroom Wellington. £6.75 from Tesco.
Laithwaites Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Bordeaux Blanc Sauvignon Blanc – This elegant dry white Bordeaux Blanc, made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, is produced in line with the High Value Environmental certification. The nose is intensely fragrant with both citrus fruit and grassy characters. Delightfully fresh the palate opens with bright grapefruit and elderflower notes, followed by characters of blackcurrant leaf and a steely minerality. This is the perfect pairing for goat’s cheese or salmon starters. £9.99 from Laithwaites.
Château Mille Anges 2016, Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. This approachable red from the remarkable 2016 vintage hails from the up-and-coming appellation of Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux. Bright, and fruit-forward, it is ready to drink now. Deep and complex yet with a charming fruit profile, the palate is expressive of blackcurrant, cherries and damson, harmonising with notes of tobacco and sweet spice. This is surely the wine to serve with roast turkey and all the trimmings. £13 from Goedhuis & Co.
Tesco Finest Sauternes 2015 Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc – This golden-hued wine is made from carefully selected grapes affected by noble rot sourced from perhaps the most renowned sweet wine appellation in the world. This Sauternes exudes aromas of ripe stone fruits, candied summer fruits, marmalade and honey. Luxurious sweetness and spicy vanilla characters layer and coat the palate before a clean and fresh finish. Enjoy a glass as an aperitif or perhaps alongside a leftover turkey Pad Thai. £12.00 from Tesco