The Christmas season will soon be upon us with parties, log fires and the hope of snow, so there’s no better time to try a selection of excellent value wines from Vins de Bordeaux. Whether it’s for a Christmas Day roast, a get-together with friends or simply snuggling up by the fire with a glass of something delicious, Bordeaux has done the hard work for you by selecting tasty red blends, crisp dry whites and sumptuous sweet wines, for each festive occasion. We recommend the following wines to make all your Christmas ho-ho-holidays even better!
Dourthe Réserve, 2015, Bordeaux, Majestic £8.99 – Sauvignon Blanc
Try this refreshingly crisp white wine to get the party started! A fantastic apéritif with notes of apple and passion fruit – a great alternative to bubbles when wishing to serve something elegant.
Roc St Vincent, Bordeaux, Sainsbury’s £8 – Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
This dry white has notes of lemon and citrus. Try with a smoked salmon starter: the fresh acidity of the Sauvignon cuts through the oiliness of the fish for a match made in heaven.
Haut-Vignoble, 2015, Bordeaux, Marks and Spencer £7 – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Not too heavy, this red blend with bramble flavours and hints of tobacco makes the perfect partner for turkey. An excellent accompaniment to the traditional Christmas Day roast with all the trimmings.
Taste the Difference Saint-Émilion, 2013, Sainsbury’s £10 – Cabernet Franc, Merlot
An all rounder! This lovely red is fragrant with aromas of spice and red currant. A great match with red meats such as a leg of
lamb or rib of beef.
Château Le Coin, 2014, Bordeaux, Laithwaites £10.99 – Sauvignon Gris
A spicy white with flavours of apricot and citrus is perhaps an unusual, but perfect match for a cheese plate.
Waitrose Sauternes Chateau Suduiraut, 2008, Sauternes, £15.99 – Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
A vibrant sweet wine, with flavours of orange, marmalade and coconut makes a refreshing end to a meal. The perfect accompaniment to mince pies or Christmas pudding!
Mouton Cadet Réserve, 2013, Sauternes, ASDA, £8 – Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
For something different on your Christmas Day, this sweet wine brings out the vanilla and raisin flavours of an Italian panettone.