Best Red Wines for Christmas
Best Red Wines for Christmas
“RED LIKE SANTA’S COAT”
THE HAY WINES CHRISTMAS WINE LIST (PART 3 OF 5)
Every year, around the end of November, we used to host our Annual Portfolio Tasting at the fascinating medieval Ledbury Market House.
A fantastic event, where more than 80 different products are put on tasting.
A fantastic event, where our customers have the opportunity to try the best wines for Christmas, selected by our own team of Sommeliers.
A fantastic event, where everyone has an interesting, fun and educational tasting evening.
This year, clearly, things are going to be different, and we will not be able to do all that.
For this reason, we have decided to put together a selection of our most recommended wines to have during the festive period.
Our festive wine selection will show you everything you might need for Christmas, from sumptuous Barolo, to fine Champagne.
Let us continue our journey… what are the most elegant and best red wines for Christmas for the Hay Wines Team?
Best Red Wines for Christmas: France
Domaine Creuze Noire, Coteaux Bourguignons (£14.99)
Ripe red fruits on the nose and palate, especially cherries and raspberries. The tannins are supple and elegant, and the palate follows through with slight peppery notes and refreshing acidity. An extremely good value red Burgundy.
Chateau Naujan Lapeyrere, Bordeaux Superieur (was £16.99 – now £13.99)
Very elegant and bright, with sweet red and dark fruits and a touch of caramel and vanilla, and a silky smooth mouthfeel.
Chateau Larose Perganson, Haut Medoc (£26.99)
A clear, intense colour and a bouquet of black berries with spicier notes coming to the fore. On the palate the wine is full with great structure and freshness, as well as polished, elegant tannins. Plenty of flavour and complexity. A very long lasting finish with great finesse.
Thunevin-Calvet, Cuvée Constance Cotes du Roussillon (was £15.49 – now £12.99)
Floral, with a nose bursting with red fruit aromas. The palate is full and sumptuous, with deep blackberry fruit rounded by subtle spice notes and sweet tannins.
Montsable, Pinot Noir (was £10.49 – now £8.99)
The nose is aromatic with fresh cherries, strawberry and bramble and just the faintest hint of vanilla. On the palate there is tremendous depth to the fruit which is supported by an underlying minerality and beautifully balanced acidity.
Best Red Wines for Christmas: Italy
La Piotta, Croatina (£9.99)
Ruby red in colour with nuances of plum; it has an intense aroma with hints of red currants, blackcurrants and pleasing spicy notes. On the palate it is full-bodied and rounded with pleasing tannins.
Vigneti del Salento, “I Muri” Primitivo (£11.29)
Deep ruby red colour with violet reflections. This wine has red berry fruit perfumes with a hint of spice. Full-bodied with firm tannins, this wine is well balanced with lots of ripe fruit flavours.
Best Red Wines for Christmas: Spain
Pascual Larrieta, Rioja Crianza (was £14.99 – now £10.99)
Cherry red colour, medium-high layer and maroon nuances, clean and shiny. Good intensity and complexity on the nose. Mature red fruit, wood and toasted aromas. Pleasant and well balanced. The aromas found on the nose are again present in the retro-olfactory sensations.
Luis Canas, Seleccion de la Familia Rioja Reserva (was £26.69 – now £22.49)
Dark garnet red colour with a pronounced bouquet of ripe strawberries and plums. Deep, rich and savoury on the palate showing well integrated tannins, elegant, silky fruit and subtle oak.
Best Red Wines for Christmas: Other Countries
Swartland, Limited Release Carignan (South Africa, was £12.49 – now £10.29)
A medium bodied wine with hints of liquorice and baking spice on the nose complemented by flavours of dried cranberry and raspberry. The palate is rich and smooth with lighter tannins yet a very balanced wine.
Garzon, Reserve Tannat (Uruguay, was £18.99 – now £16.99)
This red wine represents the signature Uruguayan grape varietal of Tannat that has found its ideal soil in Garzon. Intense red and black fruit flavour, with lingering aftertaste balanced by freshness and softness.
Masi Tupungato, “Paso Doble” Malbec-Corvina (Argentina, was £14.99 – now £13.99)
Good acid with soft tannins. Ripe red fruit mixed with fresh and spicy aromas. Long and dry on the finish. Unique “double fermentation process” combines Malbec grapes with dried Corvina grapes creating big aromas, intensity, yet soft tannins.
Westcott Estate, Pinot Noir (Canada, £21.69)
Aromas of black cherry, vanilla and sweet spice. Fresh and vibrant red fruit on the palate with vanilla, caramel and dark berry accents on the finish. This Pinot Noir is medium bodied with pleasant tannins and a long finish. 23 months in French oak, whole cluster wild ferment.
Best Red Wines for Christmas – The Hay Wines Christmas Wine List
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