We’ve teamed up with Helen McGinn, TV wine expert (BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, ITV’s This Morning) and author of the Knackered Mother’s Wine Club book and blog, to offer this exclusive mixed case.
From party starters to perfect last minute presents, hidden gems to great value crowd-pleasers, this case is stuffed with bottles to see you through the festive period. Each case comes with a set of tasting notes for the wine.
Domaine Gueguen Cremant de Bourgogne
A gorgeous Blanc de Noirs (meaning it’s made from the classic black champagne grapes) from one of the Chablis region’s star producers, it’s just what’s called for to kick off festive get-togethers.
Patrick Vauvy Touraine Sauvignon
If you want a crisp, dry white to go with your plates of nibbles/canapes/salty snacks (delete as appropriate) this fabulous Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley is spot on. Think lemon, lime and a touch of nettle.
Roberto Sarotto Gavi di Gavi
This brilliant old vine, single vineyard Gavi from a great winemaker, all white peach and melon fruit, is the perfect foil for a plate of turkey with all the trimmings.
Domaine Bachellery Merlot
This Domaine is based near Bezier in the South of France, and they produce this lovely example of this grape variety. Plush, generous plumy fruit draw you in with a touch of spice from oak. Easy going and a real crowd pleaser.
Produtori di Manduria Primitivo
A brilliant, juicy red from Southern Italy’s Puglia region, it’s rich and ripe with plenty of warm black fruit flavours and tannins as soft as velvet slippers. Sip fireside, carols optional.
Vina Real Crianza
From one of my favourite Rioja producers, this is such a great style of Rioja with properly shiny black fruit flavours and lots of smooth, seductive oak. Will go with the big feast and see you through to the cheeseboard too.