Roast Dinners are a British institution. Everybody looks forward to meeting up with friends and family to enjoy a meal with all the trimmings.
What can be difficult is deciding which wine will best complement the meat you’re serving.
We asked our Wine Educator, Guy Watson, for his suggestions.
- Beef – Château Le Coin. This gold-medal claret with ripe damson fruit and with hints of spice complements a hearty roast. It is robust enough to hold its own.
- Chicken – McPherson Full Fifteen Chardonnay. A classic match – ripe tropical fruits with a hint of spice bring out the flavour of the meat and the sweetness from the oak works well with the trimmings.
- Lamb – Carravacas de Primicia Oak-Aged Rioja. Ripe red fruits with smooth tannins bring out the sweetness in the lamb and don’t overpower the meat.
- Pork – Moselgold Riesling aus Steillagen. Apple and lemon flavours accompanied by the acidity of the wine cut through the fat of the pork and complements the meat perfectly.
Maybe you’re planning a roast for an extra-special occasion. Therefore you might want something a bit special which will wow your guests.
Domaine Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Champ Gains’ 2011. A rich, intense Burgundy from one of the superstars of Chassagne Montrachet, with subtle toasty characters, but plenty of zippy freshness, a perfect treat with traditional roast chicken.
Falchini Campora, IGT Toscana 1996, A Cabernet-based Super Tuscan with enough classic cedar box and blackcurrant flavours to appeal to a typical Claret lover, but a little Tuscan twist of fresh herbals and the unmistakable savoury aromas of a red of this maturity.
Whether you’re planning to cook chicken, beef, pork or lamb we hope we’ve given you some wine-matching inspiration for your next roast.
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