Now that misty mornings are here it’s time for more hearty food. Peter Morrell suggests some matching wines for warming dishes
Louis Jadot Bourgogne Pinot Noir Couvent des Jacobins 2015
A fragrant, medium bodied, elegant wine. Harmonious and balanced, with a deliciously plump fruitiness and silky texture offset by round, gentle tannins complemented by a lovely long finish. Perfect for those cooler nights.
Editor’s notes: This wine from one of the most reputable producers in Burgundy. This medium bodied wine has fresh red berry and soft fruit in the bouquet. This persists in the mouth and is joined by silky smooth tannins with hints of vanilla and warming spices. The finish is long and satisfying. Pair with steaks and beef stews.
Available from Bon Cœur Fine Wine Merchants, Margiotta, Wholefoods and Camden with an RRP of £17.65
Cune Reserva 2014
A lovely Rioja that’s both floral and fruity, with sweet aromas of the warming spices gained from the 18-month barrel ageing process. The silky, fresh finish provides a fabulously long and complex finish.
Editor’s notes: The dark red colour of this wine is as deep as its character. There are strong aromas of plum and dark cherry on the nose. On the palate the fruit is enhanced with leather and cedar notes and very rounded and well balanced tannins. The finish is strong and persistent. Drink this wine with steaks and game casseroles.
Available from Waitrose and Majestic with an RRP of £15.60
Here are some other Autumn warmers that you may wish to consider.
Robert Oatley Signature Shiraz McLaren Vale 2015
This winter warmer is a generous and appealing Shiraz. Long and soft flavoured with Barossa’s signature dark fruits and rich black chocolate characters.
Available from Oxford Wine Company, Hennings Wine Merchants, Hailsham Cellars and The Seriously Good Wine Company with an RRP of £13.80
Villa Maria Private Bin Merlot/ Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
With fragrant aromas of cassis, red fruits and wintery dried herbs, this rich blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon has a deliciously smooth, warm finish.
Available from Asda with an RRP of £14.20
Errazuriz Estate Pinot Noir 2016
An elegantly structured wine. It is bright, fresh and juicy, with delicate flavours of strawberries, cherries and plums, perfect for autumn.
Available from Majestic with an RRP of £10.50
Zalze Shiraz Grenache Viognier 2017
A beautifully fresh, aromatic wine with hints of succulent black olives and notes of leather, mingled with juicy wild autumnal berries.
Available from Coop with an RRP of £7.85