November 2017 Meeting - Wines for Christmas

November 2017 Meeting - Wines for Christmas

This month's presentation was given by Gayle and Gordon, who were getting into the festive move with wines for Christmas...

 

 

Wine

 

Details and

Country

 

General Information

 

Outlet

Guess the

Price

 Score out of 10

 

Sparkling

White

 

Castillo Perelada

Cava Brut

Spain

11.5%

 

 

Waitrose Cava is made in partnership with family owned Castillo Perelada who are one of the most prestigious Cava producers in North east Spain,

With a heritage dating back to the 14th Century.

This unique Cava has a delicate fresh citrus fruitiness and is aged for a minimum of 12 months.

Bronze medal winner in the Champagne & Sparkling World Championship 2014.

 

 

 

Waitrose

 

 

£9.49

To

£6.99

 

 

 

Rose

 

 

La Cerisa

Pinot Grigio Rose

Italy 2016

12%

 

La Cerisa, local dialect for Cherry Tree.

A premium Italian Rose from north west Italy. Made predominantly from Pinot Grigio grapes, with the addition of Pinot Noir for colour and fruit.

A dry fresh fruity Rose that can be enjoyed with or without food, works well at pre-Christmas drinks parties.

 

 

Waitrose

 

£7.99

To

£5.99

 

 

 

White

 

 

Champteloup

Sauvignon Blanc

Touraine France

2016   12%

 

The grapes for this vibrant Loire Sauvignon are drawn from some of the best

Touraine vineyards.

Bright with a grassy lemon freshness which provides a fine match with Salmon or other Christmas fish dishes.

 

 

 

Waitrose

 

£9.49

To

£7.09

 

 

 

 

White

 

 

Louis Moreau

Chablis Bourgogne

France

2016

12.5%

 

Settled in Chablis for more than 200 hundred years, this family produces fine wines while respecting the environment with sustainable viticulture. This grants a world-wide recognition for their wines.

An exceptional example of Chablis with a taste of ripe fresh fruit.

Perfect with Seafood, Chicken, Turkey and tasty Christmas Vegetables.

 

 

 

Waitrose

 

 

 

 

 

£11.99

 

 

 

Wine

 

Name

 

Country, Information.

 

Outlet

Guess the

Price

Score out of 10

 

 

Red

 

 

Beaujolais

Superieur

France 2016

12.5%

 

Founded in 1865 Mommessin is one of the oldest houses in Beaujolais and nestles at the foot of Mount Brouilly.

This light and fruity Gamay grape tastes of blackcurrant and blueberry flavours. Should go very well with Turkey, Pork and Gammon, as well as any vegetarian option.

 

 

Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference

 

 

£7.50

 

 

 

Red

 

 

Araldica Barbera D’Asti Superior

Italy 2015

14%

 

A smooth supple red from the foothills of the Alps, where the cooler air ensures a bright vivid note of red cherry and hints of vanilla.

It has been aged for at least a year in large old oak casks.

This is a soft mature red wine that perfectly accompanies grilled meats roasted vegetables or pasta dishes with tomato based sauces.

Also great with strong cheeses like Stilton and mature Cheddars.

 

 

 

Waitrose

 

 

£8.99

 

 

Desert

Wine

 

 

 

Gran Barquero

Pedro Ximenez

Spain

15%

 

Pedro Ximenez is the classic grape of the Montilla in southern Spain.

It produces one of the world’s greatest and most distinctive sweet desert wines, after ageing for five years in oak barrels.  This is a mahogany coloured, rich, deep wine, with notes of raisins, figs, sultanas, apricots and caramelised orange followed by flavours of wood spice and fruit cake.

Great with Christmas pudding, Mince pies and Christmas cake.

 

 

 

Waitrose

 

 

£9.99