Pinot noir is a delicate, layered wine featuring bright red fruits: think cranberry, cherry and raspberry. It’s particularly flavoursome, and ideal with roasted meats, and rich salmon and tuna dishes.
Gamay is a rustic red, with pomegranate and blackberry characters creating a versatile wine to be enjoyed with many dishes. It’s especially good as a barbecue beverage, pairing beautifully with chargrilled flavours.
As the temperature drops and the temptation to stay in and unwind rises, we begin to crave richer, full-bodied reds to accompany your autumn indulging. Try grenache and its many blends, with deep red fruit flavours. It’s great alongside roasts – vegetable or meat. And when produced as a ruby-tinted rosé with light berry flavours, it works wonders with dishes made with spices – try Indian and Midden Eastern dishes.
Try introducing oaked chardonnay to the mix, which develops with characters such as rich stone fruit flavours and butter – vanilla and caramel elements can also sometimes show too. Enjoy oaked chardonnay with pastries, pies, buttery sauces and decadent shellfish or chicken dishes.
Viognier is another compelling white, with flavours that can include tangerine, peach, mango, honeysuckle and even roses. Enjoy viognier with exotic dishes featuring citrus, such as orange chicken, turkey with cranberry chutney, or any type of curry with lemon to garnish.
Roussanne is a full-bodied white celebrated for its intriguing flavours of beeswax, brioche, apricot and sweet citrus. When enjoying indulgent treats including paté, crab or veal, roussanne is a compatible partner.
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