Enjoy the festive season with selected wines
Soon it will be that time again and the holidays are just around the corner at the end of December. This year we would like to help you a little with choosing the ideal wine for Christmas dinner and a good sparkling wine for New Year’s Eve. In this post you will find a list of wines that go particularly well with a delicious Christmas dinner of any kind, as well as a few recommendations for sparkling wines that are perfect for toasting the New Year.
Wine for Christmas dinner
The perfect companion for roasting
The 2016 Malma Esencia Cabernet Sauvignon from Patagonia in Argentina goes perfectly with dishes with a hearty roast or grilled meat. The red wine consists entirely of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and comes from Argentina, where it is grown about 300 meters above sea level. The wine shines in an intense purple-red and has a combination of peppery spices, red peppers and red wild berries in the smell. The wine has balanced tannins and a long finish. It can best be enjoyed at a temperature of 16 ° C. https://wine-love.de/produkt/2016-malma-esencia-cabernet-sauvignon-patagonien-argentinien/
Dark red wine for meat dishes and cheese
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon from the L.A. Cetto winery in Mexico is ideal for grilled and roast dishes, but also with aged cheese. Whether with the starter or the main course at Christmas, the red wine is an ideal companion. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California in Mexico. The aroma consists mainly of vanilla, ripe dark fruits, pepper and spices. In the taste it convinces with a refined wood note and ripe tannins.
German red wine for game and roasts
German wines shouldn’t be neglected in our list either. The 2019 Merlot from the Steitz winery in Rheinhessen is a noteworthy recommendation for game and roasts, dark meat and spicy cheese. The dry Merlot is a French classic from Rheinhessen and impresses with its brilliant red color and its strong aromas of plums and cherries. The menu red wine smells intensely of cherries and unfolds its many facets on the palate.
The all-rounder for all dishes
Whether meat dish, roulade or cheese platter: The 2018 “Tufarello” Nero di Troia Puglia IGT from Italy is a hit with every dish on the Christmas table. The Tufarello is colored dark red with violet reflections and comes from the small Italian winery Vigneti Canosini, which is located on the border between Puglia and Basilicata. The Tufarello is made from the locally grown grape variety Nero di Troia. The berry and full note of Tufarello, which is the focus, is created by the aroma of blueberries and wild berries.
Sparkling wine for New Year’s Eve
For the New Years Eve party
The Gran Cuvée Bianco from Italy is a fresh wine with a fruity note of citrus fruits and white flowers. The taste of the wine is dry and pleasantly fruity with aromas of apple and citrus. The sparkling wine comes from Abruzzia and consists of the coccociola grape that occurs here. Since the 14th century high-quality wines are produced in the region, which at that time enjoyed a high reputation on many aristocratic tables. Due to its nature, it is particularly suitable as a drier aperitif for parties.
The sparkling wine for all occasions
The limited organic sparkling wine White Brut from the Jasmine Monet winery in Argentina convinces with aromas of honey and soft tropical fruits and peach. It has a balanced acidity and elegance through fruit notes such as green apple. All in all, the wine has a pleasant freshness and good complexity. The organic sparkling wine is made from Chardonnay grapes. The rosé comes from Argentine vineyards at an altitude of 1,200m and is handpicked by the Jasmine Monet winery in February. The sparkling wine is a true all-rounder and can be enjoyed on all occasions
German sparkling wine for New Year’s Eve
The 2017 Pinot Rosé Sekt Brut from the B.A. Schmitt in Rheinhessen goes well with finger food, as an aperitif and with salmon on New Year’s Eve. The sparkling wine has a light strawberry taste and contains brioche flavors.
Try new wine on Christmas and New Years Eve
We hope that one of the wines and sparkling wines presented in this post appealed to you. Of course, you can also enjoy all the wines presented on New Year’s Eve and drink the sparkling wine to toast on the Christmas holidays. We are also planning a sparkling wine tasting around Christmas, where you will have the opportunity to try different sparkling wine again before New Year’s Eve and choose your favorite sparkling wine for New Year’s Eve.
Furthermore exciting virtual wine tastings and wine tastings directly at the winemaker await you here at Wine-love.de, which we also offer as private events according to your taste. From time to time we also organize pop-up wine tastings with nice company in the wine shop in Schlangenbad. You are always best informed about all events on our channels on Facebook and Instagram.