Moving towards the colder months in the year, flavours are getting heartier and sauces richer. Whether heading out for a meal or curling up on sofa many feel these experiences are completed with a treat such as a glass of wine. There is no point in having just any old plonk so here are some recommendations for Wine Winter Warmers from our wonderful local Wine Supplier Vino Vero (a few doors down at 110 Leigh Road). Cheers!!
The top wine from one of their favourite Valencian growers. It's taken from their oldest vines which produce really intense flavours of black fruit and warming spice.
This is a big meaty wine from the far south of France. The vines are right next to some truffle oaks which seems to impart an intensely savoury character to the wine.
For a great value autumnal wine you can't do much better than Herdade Sao Miguel's 'Ciconia' from Alentejo in Portugal. It's a hearty blend of Touriga Nacional, Syrah (Shiraz) and Aragonez (Tempranillo).
When I think of autumnal whites I want a richer, softer style and my top pick is Chateau Coujan's 'Bois Joli Blanc'. It's a ripe, rounded blend of Grenache Blanc, Rolle (Vermentino) and Roussanne which tastes of lemon curd and is perfect with a roast dinner.