Santa says, "Have you been naughty, or nice?"
Do you want to know the perfect #ChristmasWine to go with roast turkey?
Do you deserve these two beautiful Burgundies for the family get together this year?
We think you probably do!
If you've been really, really good this year, Santa is going to let you have some of the good stuff...and that means a classic #PinotNoir or #Chardonnay from France.
Nuits St Georges Bertrand Ambroise, Burgundy, France, 2014
Nuits-Saint-Georges is one of the most well known villages in the north of Burgundy.
Always 100% Pinot Noir for reds and, from a good grower like Ambroise, you'll be wowed by the wine's character and its ability to pair with a traditional roast turkey and all the trimmings.
Bertrand and son Francois have been working the domaine organically now for a number of years and believe in low yields, picking at full ripeness and de-stemming the bunches to give a fruitier, less tannic style of wine. They use large size, new oak barrels for ageing their wines, which gives good structure and ageing potential without excessive wood flavours.
Mid crimson. Spicy, just a touch meaty. Much the most savoury and dark-fruited of all François Ambroise’s wines, much more Nuits, unsurprisingly. Firm, savoury with good fruit depth for the medium term. Tannins are well handled. (Julia Harding MW 12.01.2016)
At £42.95 it's definitely a wine to savour over the Christmas dinner.
Meursault Les Grands Charrons
Domaine Bachey-Legros, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, 2015
The other ideal combination of wine with turkey is, love it or hate it, an oaked Chardonnay.
Burgundian white wines have often been badly copied, imitated, sometimes equalled, but rarely bettered, by winemakers all around the world. The variety is successfully planted in just about every wine producing country.
These days, it's not all about how much butter/vanilla/toast/smoke notes that you can get in you Chardonnay. Subtlety is back in vogue!
In general, Burgundy (apart from Chablis) is still about barrel fermented Chardonnay and Meursault makes some of the best there is. Here, most producers of note, are tiny, caring only about the quality of their wine. Being unable to produce large volumes due to the geographic restrictions of the appellation, the only way to be able to have viable production (and high prices!) is to achieve the highest quality.
The wines of Bachey-Legros are, of course, made from 100% Chardonnay.
Oak barrel ageing lasts from 12 to 15 months with regular batonnage (lees-stirring), through to malolactic fermentation. All these winemaking elements combine to give a rich and powerful wine style that is a great match to the "bird".
From the fantastic 2014 vintage for White Burgundy. Golden yellow in colour with green tints; the nose shows fresh apple and pear, with nutty aromas, and the palate is rich and round with well-balanced acidity.
Santa most heartily recommends this one for Christmas!
Buy a bottle for a mere £43.00
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