Top Cuvée’s Ideal Wine Pairings For The Festive Season
Once you’ve decorated the tree, shopped for all your gifts and posted all your Christmas cards, it’s time to start thinking about the festive fare to serve up over the coming weeks. To simplify the choice, we consulted natural wine experts Top Cuvée for the ideal wine pairings that will elevate your Christmas culinary experience.
Mulled Wine & Mince Pies
Ring in the Christmas period with the two ultimate festive favourites: mulled wine and mince pies. Whether you’re entertaining guests or lounging around in your pyjamas, Top Cuvée’s take on mulled wine boasts a delicate and perfectly balanced combination of young Rioja, Sicilian White Wine, nutmeg, clove, star anise, cinnamon, frankincense, honey, oranges and lemon peel. The wine uses less sugar and a special technique to extract the flavour, ensuring it maintains the utmost freshness.
Champagne Chavost & Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagels
The festive period is the perfect time to start your day with an extra special breakfast, and this season, pour a glass of wine from a smaller grower. Champagne Chavost’s makes for the perfect accompaniment to smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels: it’s pleasant and powerful on red fruit aromas and candy, rounding off with delicious lactic and buttery notes.
Ex Vero & Christmas Dinner
If you’re serving up turkey for your Christmas dinner, opt for a wine with high acidity that will cut through all the goodness. Top Cuvée recommend a Sauvignon Blanc, in particular Ex Vero 1 from Austrian legend Eqald Tscheppe of Werlitsch. It’s a bright and lively wine, electric on the palate with an irresistibly pleasant rounded finish.
House Red & Cheese Plate
A juicy, snappy red wine is just the drink to compliment any chutney you decide to put on your cheese board. Top Cuvée’s blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carménère is the perfect introduction to natural wine that the whole family will love. It’s one you’ll want to stock up on for the festive period and beyond.