If you’re looking for a delicious and special selection of wines to celebrate 2021 with friends and family this Christmas, why not treat yourself to a range of red, rosé and sparkling wines from France, Spain and South Africa
Faustino Gran Reserva Rioja
Rioja, although not the first bottle you think of to pair with turkey, is always a crowd-pleaser. Faustino Gran Reserva is a perfect special occasion wine that is both complex and elegant, with fruity and spicy notes, as well as with pleasant notes from the barrel ageing and a long and silky finish.
RRP: £17.00 for a 75cl bottle | Available from Asda, Tesco & Ocado
Van Hunks MCC Sparkling Wines
A range of South African sparkling wines, made using the Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) from the viticultural paradise of Stellenbosch. Produced using the traditional method identical to Méthode Champenoise, they are bottle fermented in small batches and matured in contact with the lees for approximately 30 months.
RRP: £20 for 75cl bottle. ABV: 12%. Available from: Van Hunks Drinks and Amazon
Domaine du Météore Tasting Case
If you’re looking for a special treat this year, why not surprise your guests with Domaine du Météore’s tasting case of 12 bottles, which includes a range of red, white and rosé’s. Domaine du Météore takes its name from the 200 meter-wide meteorite crater, which struck a hillside in southern France over 10,000 years ago. Domaine du Météore’s vines are grown in and around the meteorite crater so each bottle is filled with a little bit of stardust.
The tasting case includes: 2 x Le Météore Rosé, 2 x Léonides Faugères Blanc, 2 x Léonides Faugères Rouge, 2 x Carignides, 1 x Perséides Faugères Rouge, 1 x Lyrides Faugères Rouge, 1 x Lyrides Faugères Blanc and 1 x Parangon Saint-Chinian Roquebrun. Each wine is also available to purchase as a case of six and you can read more about each wine here.
Domaine du Météore Tasting Case RRP: £199 (A saving of £31 compared to if the wines are bought separately)
Available from: Domaine de Météore
Lady A Rosé
Rosé doesn’t need to be saved for the summer – it is a great all-rounder that pairs wonderfully with seafood. Lady A is a classically pale and elegant rosé made at Château la Coste, Provence in partnership with Soho House and their Master Sommelier, Vincent Gasnier. Lady A is made from the traditional rosé blend of Grenache and Cinsault, with notes of citrus, pink grapefruit, peach and raspberry.
RRP: £14.95 for 75cl. Available from: 31DOVER.com