Wine to Pair with Christmas Dinner

By on November 25th, 2022 in Blog
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Every Christmas meal deserves the perfect Christmas wine. So we’ve pulled together four ideal wines to pair with Christams Dinner. We’ve exceptional wines to go with goose, twin with turkey, marry with meat-free options or buddy up with beef. Straight out the blocks, we have one of the most unusual but compelling wines we’ve ever tried. But there’s magic in that bottle because literally everyone who tries it loves it. Next, one for the purists, and frankly, anyone who likes good white wine. A true benchmark wine from one of South Africa’s finest. Next, a Chilean that borders on ‘Natural’ but never gets too funky. An ideal Christmas wine for your Christmas meal. Last, a bit of a classic and a Premier Cru to boot. Rully may not be Burgundy’s best-known region, but that might just be to our advantage…

An Exceptional Harvest and The Real McCoy

Here we present two white wines ideal for your Christmas meal. The first is so delicious and unusual it almost feels like wizardry. The second, a perfect expression of clarity of flavour. First to Spain where for 390 years this family have been making incredible wine from just one variety; Pedro Ximenes. Bodegas Ximénez Spínola Exceptional Harvest uses ripe and raisined grapes to produce a white wine that almost tastes like a red. And it’s magnificent. Flavours include cranberry, blackberry, apple pie dried apricot, plums, cinnamon and white pepper. Plus it goes with almost any food sublimely. Next to Jordan Wine Estates in South Africa’s Stellenbosch. We feature Jordan a lot here, and for good reason. Their The Real McCoy’ Reisling borders perfection. It’s got honeysuckle, peaches, rosemary, lemon, a little plimsole rubber and apricot yoghurt. It’s mineral and super refreshing with texture, nuance and style. White Christmas wine sorted.

Rully good Tinto de Rulo 

Two reds now covering very different ends of the Christmas wine spectrum for your Christmas meal. We start in Chile’s Bio Bio Valley. Tinto de Rulo Pipeño Yumbel uses organic farming, spontaneous fermentation and indigenous yeast. The result is both delicious and supremely approachable. Red cherry, dark berries, a little smoke and white pepper are flavour highlights. And with just an edge of something funky to offer real depth and intrigue. Finally, a Christmas wine that’s a lot more traditional. Domaine Jaeger-Defaix Rully Clos de Chapitre Premier Cru has a lovely mix of red and black berry fruit flavours, sweet spice and a hit of coffee and dark chocolate on the way down. Thankfully Rully’s reds don’t have the status of other Burgundian regions, so its a Premier Cru offering real bang for buck. Female-owned and made with full Organic certification, it ain’t that traditional, but it is yummy.