Fireside reds from Rioja
This winter, discerning foodies and wine lovers alike can discover a Rioja wine for every occasion. Explore the variety wines from Rioja have to offer with a glass by the fire, or impress your guests this Christmas by pairing any one of these wines with your seasonal dinner party menu.
Whether you’re serving up a feast for friends or enjoying a Sunday roast with the family, Spain’s flagship wine region has the perfect selection of wines to match to any occasion this winter. From spicy Crianza to complex Gran Reserva, a glass of Rioja is the ideal partner for everything from roast lamb and pasta dishes to cured meats and stews.
Castillo de Albai Tempranillo 2014
Available at Asda, Sainsbury’s, Musgrave, RRP £7.99
This young and fruity red is packed with intense aromas of red berries and a hint of spice. With fresh strawberries on the palate and a lovely long finish, this wine is the perfect Christmas party crowd-pleaser to be served alongside a winter cheeseboard or canapés.
Campo Viejo Garnacha 2014
Available at Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, RRP £9.35
With subtle toasty notes and juicy flavours of blackberry and cherry, this wine is a bright and lively addition to your Boxing Day buffet. Delicious with leftovers, from roast turkey and cranberries to slow-cooked lamb with mint sauce.
Viña Real Crianza 2012
Available at Thedrinkshop.com, Ann et Vin, Coruss Retail, Field and Fawcett, Wino's, RRP £11.10
A fruity wine rounded off with subtle hints of vanilla from oak ageing. Deep, rich and well-balanced, it’s ideal alongside gammon or roasted stuffed peppers.
Beronia Reserva 2011
Available at Waitrose, Ocado, Majestic Wine, RRP £13.49
With notes of strawberry, liquorice and a hint of coconut, this is a silky and elegant wine which pairs well to roast leg of lamb or goose.
Luis Cañas Selección De La Familia Rioja Reserva 2008
Available at The Vinorium, The Grocery, Highbury Vintners, Hampstead Butcher, Providore, Cheers Wine Merchants, Hennings Wine Merchants, Z&B Vintners Ltd, The Dorset Wine Company, Winedirect.co.uk, RRP £21.90
Powerful and juicy with flavours of ripe strawberries and plums, this deep ruby wine is great with pasta dishes and roast beef – perfect for when you’re tired of leftover turkey.
Marqués de Murrieta Gran Reserva 2009
Available at Direct Wines, Amazon.co.uk, Costco, RRP £30
A full-bodied red with rich flavours of blackberries and a hint of spicy oak. This show-stopping wine works perfectly alongside Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.
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