A perfect pairing for Christmas dinner.

We would like to propose a selection of wines that will surely delight your palates on a night as important as the Christmas dinner.

 

To begin as an aperitif and waiting for the arrival of the guests, how about if we taste some good Albariño, something sincere, expressive and with a good point of subtlety that prepares the way for a perfect pairing on a night so special with seafood, baked or grilled white fish, bluefin tuna or salmon tartar. My recommendation is Chan de Rosas a nice discovery that does not leave anyone indifferent. This almost perfect Albariño made with an exhaustive selection of vineyards located in Cambados, Val do Salnés, considered the birthplace of Albariño. Albariño monovarietal of great shapes, elegant, with a vinification thought to extract a greater complexity in aroma and flavor.

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We continue with a red that surprises by its spontaneity and freshness in the mouth, we speak in this case of “A mi Manera of Bodegas Contador”, A great Rioja  red wine pairing with sausages, ham and cured cheeses. In the nose is fresh and fruity, the emphasize notes of clean red fruits remind us the tempranillo variety . In addition to these typical touches of whole-grain fermentation, this year the wine has a very mineral character.There are also aromas of licorice, fine herbs, etc. Mixed with touches of very fine oak, due to its short stay in barrel. On the palate it is fine and very fresh, tasty and consistent but at the same time friendly
(Long drink). A natural wine, pure and very young.

This wine is made from a carbonic maceration. The cold macerated grape for 3 days before starting the fermentation, which takes place for 7 days at a controlled temperature of around 24ºC.

In this case for the main dish, the Turkey or the Lamb we have two very noble and at the same time creative proposals.  ” La Maquina” A Yecla Red wine. Dark cherry red high layer.
Clean in the nose, a certain complexity, aromas of black fruit in liquor, smoky touch, toasted, soups of aromatic herbs and undergrowth. Spices. Well-formed, tasty, fairly juicy, balanced, dry, with pleasant bitterness in its passage. Tannins well integrated. Long and persistent.

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The other option is the Red wine from the Priorat “Els Escurçons” from the Cellar Mas Martinetis an organically-farmed Garnacha from red slate soils at 600 meters altitude. It owes its name to the estate from which its grapes come, located on a mountain surrounded by holm oak, which gives this wine some aromas that remind the flowers of this special region. During winemaking clay amphorae are used to maintain the freshness of the grapes and the barrel for the wine to gain weight in the mouth. We are facing a very warm and tasty red.
Cherry cherry covered, granatose edging, very high layer, thin tear, slowly and softly tinted. The nose has aromas of ripe red and black fruit, intense toasted, spicy, chocolate and menthol notes. Powerful mouth-filling, ripe fruit, intense roasted well-polished, creamy, good acidity. Long finish, aftertaste of spicy fruit and retronasal of toasts. Perfect for seducing roasted red meats, stews, roasts and game dishes.

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To finish with the dinner and taste a real gift for the senses, sharing smiles and the good flavors of the Christmas sweets. We recommend a sweet red of the variety Monastrell, “Castaño Monastrell Dulce”. This wine is bottled at 16% alcohol with 175 grams of residual sugar after aging for six months in oak barrels. We are facing a truly unique wine, since there are few sweet wines made with only the Monastrell variety that we find in the market. In the mouth is a real treat that, yes, does not overflow, with feelings of plum in jam and nuts.

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