These six hearty reds are a match made in heaven with the strong flavours of the Christmas season, such as rich meats and tasty cheeses. Perfect for keeping you warm when there’s a winter wonderland outside.
Black Cottage Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020- Perfectly paired with rich foods, this wine is dark and brooding with aromas of forest floor, black cherry and chocolate-coated coffee bean. The palate has spicy, peppery notes with thyme, violets and a texture typical to Marlborough's Southern Valleys.
James Bryant Hill Central Coast Zinfandel 2019- Aromas of blackberries, cassis, strawberry jam and toasty oak leap from the glass of this easy-drinking Californian red Zinfandel, followed by a lingering black fruit finish and a hint of mocha. Perfect for an evening by the fire.
Espiritu de ChileIntrépido Merlot 2019-A delicious, fruit-forward Merlot that demonstrates hints of vanilla, black cherries, chocolate and mint. A brilliant Christmas companion.
Long Valley Ranch Monterey Cabernet Sauvignon 2019- This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of black fruit with toasty notes. The palate has an abundance of sweet, rich dark fruit character, overlaid by vanilla spiced oak and a satisfying tannic grip.
Orube Rioja Crianza 2019- Fill your senses with the beautiful aromas of ripe fruit, chocolate and coffee. The palate reflects notes of ripe fruit combined with fine roasted aromas from oak ageing. Complex aromas combine with a well-balanced character, elegant tannins and a long finish.
Katnook Founder’s Block Cabernet Sauvignon 2017- This honest, fruit-driven Australian pick boasts an attractive palate of dark fruit, plum and hints of mint. Perfect to warm up a chilly evening, this oak aged Cabernet Sauvignon is sure to be a top winter pick.