Christmas Wines – The Directors’ Choice
Christmas is all about making merry but choosing the right wines to accompany your feast can be a daunting task. A lot of work goes into producing a sumptuous Christmas dinner and if you’re splashing out on the vinos, you need to make sure you’ve picked the right ones for the job.
To help inspire your booze choice for the big day, we consulted our expert winos-in-residence – the LVG Directors – to find out which wines they’re planning to get stuck into on Christmas Day.
Take it away chaps….
I will start with some Nyetimber English fizz cos it’s the best in the world – official. After that I’ll pile in for one of the Deux Roches Pouilly Fuisses plus a magnum of Guiton Beaune 1er Cru if we’re going the turkey route or a magnum of Barbaresco if we’re going rib of beef (most likely).
I should be able to squeeze in a bottle of the silky Riecine Chianti Classico somewhere in the middle, before rounding things off with the MR sweetie from Malaga.
Then I shall burp a lot.
If it’s just going to be Virginie and myself I will grab a bottle of amazing Billecart Rosé champagne – definitely one of the best rosé champagne ever. Then I’ll go for the Chablis Moreau Naudet on the limited list – we’ve still got around 200 bottles available of the 2013 vintage.
For the reds I’m either going to go for the Chateaux des Francs, which goes brilliantly with red meat or the amazingly smooth and classy Cardinal Villemaurine St Emilion Grand Cru. After that I’ll probably sneak in a bottle of sweet Grangeneuve Monbazillac for my dessert.
On the white front, it would be easy to reach for an oaked Burgundy but I’ve been getting pretty excited about the Kurt Angerer Loam Gruner Veltliner – I reckon that its herbaceous side and fruity richness will be a nice match with partridge which is what we’re going for this year.
On the red front, it’s going to be the Pierre Gaillard St Joseph. Ring-a-ding-ding it’s smooth Syrah from the Northern Rhone.
Merry Xmas to me!
If you’re inspired by the Xmas vino choices of our Three Wine Men then get in touch and we’ll send you a pricelist quick snappy.