Here are our suggestions for great wine matches with your Christmas lunch this year – ‘hope we’ve covered what you’re serving (if not, let us know in the comments and we’ll come up with a cracker)
If turkey still has the top spot on your table, we’d recommend a traditional white and a modern red!
The classic white has to be a decent Chablis – the Chardonnay grape at its most elegant. Domaine Servin Les Pargues 2012 compliments the subtle, soft flavours of the turkey with its clean, honeysuckle freshness.
For red lovers, we’d recommend Split Rock Pinot Noir 2010 from New Zealand. Again, the soft, cherry flavours won’t overpower the meat – and goes really well with cranberry sauce.
Salmon – Les Dames de Touraine a classic Loire Sauvignon, refreshing and zingy
Nut Roast – Sula Nasika Zinfandel – this versatile red from India is beautifully smooth and very versatile
Roast Chicken and roast potatoes – Altos de la Guardia White Rioja – this super fresh white with a hint of spice marries perfectly with white meat and all the trimmings, or McPherson The Full Fifteen Chardonnay‘s nutty complexity would also work very well
Goose – Grande Cadole Coteaux Bourguignon – bursting with supple tannins and blackberry and blackcurrant flavour
Ham Hock – Litho Clare Valley Riesling – an intense citrus hit, from some of the Clare Valley’s best producers