This one’s got all the Christmas classics covered and take you from your first glass of (very good) champagne through to whites and reds for the festive feast whether it’s turkey, goose, gammon or beef on the table.
Champagne Gallimard Cuvee Reserve
Top notch champagne from a revered family-owned Champagne House made from 100% Pinot Noir. Expect elegant red fruits balanced with fresh citrus flavours and that classic toasty note.
Chateau Maravenne Collection Privée Blanc
Much as I love a rosé from this region, Provence can produce fantastic whites too. This organic Vermentino is a real gem with fresh, floral notes and flavours of peach and pear.
Domaine Gueguen Chablis Cuvee 1975
Fantastic Chablis from a family-owned producer made using grapes grown on old vines dating back to 1975, hence the name. Intense yet elegant with gentle grapefruit flavours and a classic mineral edge.
Chateau Chene Vieux Puisseguin St Emilion
Christmas definitely calls for claret and this one, from a so-called satellite village of Saint Emilion, is a relative steal. With benchmark black fruits and spice, it’s perfect for the main event and will happily take hard cheese in its stride too.
Domaine Duseigneur Cotes du Rhone Villages “Odyssee”
From a seriously passionate vigneron based in Chateauneuf du Pape, this biodynamic (think super-organic) blend of Grenache & Syrah grapes is the bomb. Packed with black fruits and a kick of pepper, serve this with turkey or beef.
Chateau de La Terriere Bourgogne Pinot Noir
From a domaine in Beaujolais, this perfectly pitched Pinot Noir is bright and juicy with morello cherry and black plum fruit flavours along with a gentle touch of spice. Great with turkey, especially Boxing Day leftovers.