Celebrate the Christmas festivities by indulging in these wine gems for a hidden corner of France. Bergerac offers a diverse selection of quality wine, drink it on its own or as a great match to seafood, white and red meats, cheese and puddings.
Here are some Bergerac wines to look out for when you are doing your Christmas shopping.
Tesco Finest Bergerac Blanc 2012
A lovely blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, this dry white wine displays lots of delicious green apple notes. Serve chilled, ideally with your fish and chicken dishes. A great accompaniment to your Christmas lunch and party canapes.
Tesco 12.5% ABV – RRP £5.99
Grande Reserve Bergerac Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2013
Fresh lemony flavours combine with honeysuckle softness. This well-balanced, crisp and aromatic dry white is a classic combination with delicate white fish, particularly sea bass and smoked salmon.
Sainsbury’s 12%ABV – RRP £8.50
Bergerac Rouge Chateau Tours des Gendres 2011
A blend of Merlot and Malbec from a progressive estate in Bergerac. A well balanced red wine, with notes of ripe fruit on both the nose and the palate and a lingering sweet finish. This will do wonders with orange skinned sodt cheeses, duck confit and warming beef stews.
The Wine Society 14% ABV – RRP £7.95
Mayne de Beauregard Bergerac 2013
A harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc which creates a fruity and supple medium bodied red wine with red fruit flavours of cherries and plums, it has a bright finish. Have it at Christmas with a traditional roast or, during the rest of the year, with a range of foods from poultry to quiche or with various cheeses.
Marks & Spencer 12.5% ABV – RRP £7.99
French Connection Reserve Bergerac 2012
This full-bodied Bergerac features a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It displays fresh, ripe red fruit and liquorice aromas. Rich flavouts of black cherries are complemented by spices and a fine, smooth finish. Ideal with your eagerly awaited Christmas turkey or, for the rest of the year, with shepherd’s pie, cauliflower cheese… or just find yourself a quiet corner and sip it in silence.
Morrisons 12% ABV £9.99
Chateau Les Sablines Monbazillac 2012 (50cl)
A luscious Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend. A delcious wine with a rich purity of honey and citrus flavours. A fine match for sweet puddings
Waitrose 12.5% ABV RRP £9.99
Peter Morrell, food and drink editor of AboutMy Generation commented “ I have tried three of these wines the Tours des Gendres, the Grande Reserve Bergerac and the Chateau Les Sablines Monbazillac. What struck me about all of them was not just the quality but the value for money that they offer.”
À votre santé!