Six wines to help solve Christmas.
Sparkling Vouvray aka Champagne can go home, two suitable whites, two more than suitable reds and something sweet to finish.
Drink in suggested order and Christmas Day will be happily under control.
Vouvray Petilliant “La Dilettante”
Bright, biscuity, austere Loire valley bubbles
An early bird catches the worm. hazy breakfast - a symbiosis of the two star grapes of the Kamptal - Riesling and Grüner Veltliner
Attention Chenin Méchant
Golden chenin, apple, spices and rock dust. Bracing! Mineral, zip
From Chateau Valcombe in Ventoux, Luc and Cendrine Guénard present Syrah/Grenache with poise - grown up, elegant, rich and comforting.
Faugères Clos Fantine
Languedoc Christmas favorite with this year (2014) showing meat, earthy mushroom, black fruits, thyme and herby trampling
Monbazillac Jour de Fruit
Sweet, but not too sweet. Muscadelle/Semillion - honeyed freshness.
All in a box and delivered in time for Christmas.
Fizz Vouvray Pétillant “La Dilettante” 75cl
White Vorgeschmack 75cl, Attention Chenin Méchant 75cl
Red Epicure 75cl, Faugères Clos Fantine 75cl
Sweet Monbazillac Jour de Fruit 37.5cl