6 of the Best Wines for the Holiday Season
Despite the lockdown and the uncertainty that surrounds us, Christmas is fast approaching.
The most wonderful time of the year! Presents, family gatherings, good food and fine wine! Although it may seem like the festivities this year will be somewhat curbed, who’s to say we can’t try and make the most of everyone’s favourite holiday! Here is CEO Today’s list of the must-have wines for this year’s holiday season!
Dom Perignon Vintage 2010
Will it really be a celebration without a bottle of Dom Perignon? We think not. The Dom Perignon Vintage 2010 is one of 2020’s exciting Champagne releases, representing the maison’s unwavering commitment to the power of nature and combining delicate notes of yeast, tropical fruit and a vein of minerality. An absolute must for your Christmas table!
Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
Merry Edwards, one of California’s first female winemakers, has managed to create perfect wine to pair with your Christmas day turkey. A magical blend of strawberry jam, stewed plums, cherries, cassis red liquorice laces, violets, cola, mocha and smoke, this intricate Pinot Noir is the ideal red to offer to your guests!
2017 Mullineux Quartz Chenin Blanc
Perfect for the vegetarians and vegans who won’t be indulging in turkey, this South African Chenin Blanc blends fresh flavours of nectarine and hints of oatmeal, ripe citrus and spice. An easy-to-drink white which pairs beautifully with nut roasts!
Billecart-Salmon Cuvee Nicolas Francois 2006
With notes of apple, peach and toasted brioche, this is a truly special Billecart, which will serve well alongside light fleshed game birds and white meats. A wonderful, dry Champagne that truly showcases elegance!
Verite La Muse 2012
An ode to merlot, Verite La Muse is inspired by the rich and powerful, yet beautifully refined wines of Pomerol. Offering a bold blend of 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec, it promises to be a solid favourite at any Christmas dinner party. Allow 4-5 minutes for it to open up.
Christian Moreau Pere Fils Chablis Premier Cru Les Vaillons 2017
Sophisticated and inviting, this Chablis has a lovely fruity structure and a lot of personality. Expect yeast notes of sweet green apple, lemon and some salinity to balance. It might be a good idea to keep it in your cellar for a while before it fully opens up.