The Best And Most Succulent Wines To Enjoy This Autumn And Winter

With a great selec­tion of war­ming reds, richer whi­tes, fruity roses for tho­se odd sunny days, and some Cham­pag­nes and spar­kling wines for the cele­bra­tions, we’ve roun­ded up some of the finest wines to sip on this autumn.

By Natasha Heard   |   
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Autumn is the per­fect time to dig out the jum­pers, wrap up warm and catch up with tho­se who have been off jet-set­ting over the sum­mer. The ideal way to do this is, of cour­se, with a good bottle of wine in hand, but with all of the tasty tip­ples out the­re to choo­se from, whe­re does one begin?

With a great selec­tion of war­ming reds, richer whi­tes, fruity roses for tho­se odd sunny days, and some Cham­pag­nes and spar­kling wines for the cele­bra­tions, we’ve roun­ded up some of the finest wines to sip on this autumn.

Warming and flavoursome reds

 

Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combe aux Jacques 2020

 

Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages Combes aux Jacques 2020

From the tip of Cha­blis to the toe of Beau­jo­lais, from regio­nal, villa­ge, 1er Cru and Grand Cru wines, Louis Jadot pro­du­ces Bur­gundy and nothing but Burgundy.

This Beau­jo­lais-Villa­ges ‘Com­be aux Jac­ques’ should be drunk qui­te cool in order to pro­tect the deli­cious aro­mas of fruits and the deli­ca­te fresh­ness which is the sig­na­tu­re of this wine. This Bur­gundy is per­fect with pâté, char­cute­rie and lots of crusty French bread; mild creamy chee­ses on a chee­se board are a great match; and roast beef and other red meats are ideal, too.

Pri­ce: From £11 for a full size bottle
Whe­re to buy: Fareham Wine Cellar or Tes­co

Cune Reserva Rioja, 2018

 

Cune Reserva Rioja, 2018

Soft and sup­ple with good inte­gra­tion of wood and attrac­ti­ve fruit cha­rac­ter, this Reser­va Rio­ja, from a very well-res­pec­ted tra­di­tio­nal bode­ga, is made from a care­ful blend of Tem­pra­ni­llo, Gar­na­cha and Gra­ciano grape.

Pri­ce: £13.50
Whe­re to buy: Sainsbury’s

Journey’s End Sir Lowry Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Stellenbosch

 

Journey's End Sir Lowry Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Stellenbosch

Here, you’ll find a 100% Caber­net Sau­vig­non wine, com­plex with dar­ker fruits like black­cu­rrants and rich dark plums stan­ding out. This wine pairs very well with red meat dishes, so whether you fancy some duck, veni­son, or beef this autumn, you’ll be in good hands with this pairing.

Pri­ce: £14.99
Whe­re to buy: Wai­tro­se

Señorío de La Eralta Gran Reserva 2016, Rioja

 

Señorío de La Eralta Gran Reserva 2016, Rioja

Sco­red as one of the top 100 wines in the recent ‘Best of Spain” tas­ting, this wine is cherry red and bright in colour with hues of ochre. The pro­mi­nent aro­mas are of ripe black­be­rries and black pep­per spice.

As a Gran Reser­va wine, this has spent two years in a com­bi­na­tion of Ame­ri­can and French oak barrels and a further three years in bottle, resul­ting in a wine which is full and com­plex. The pala­te is roun­ded and vel­vety with ele­gant tan­nins with a long finish, per­fect for pai­ring with stews, red meats, Ibe­rian sau­sa­ges and cured cheeses.

Pri­ce: £15.50
Whe­re to buy: wickhamwine.co.uk

Domaine Bousquet’s Cameleón Organic Malbec, Mendoza 2021

 

Domaine Bousquet’s Cameleón Organic Malbec, Mendoza 2021

Domai­ne Bous­quet – a lea­ding orga­nic winery – has laun­ched its Came­león Orga­nic Mal­bec, a wine which sym­bo­li­ses the Bous­quet family’s move, 25 years ago, from Fran­ce to the unchar­te­red terri­tory of Argentina’s high-alti­tu­de Tupun­ga­to and sub­se­quent adap­ta­tion to this terroir.

Came­león is 100% orga­nic and pro­du­ced sus­tai­nably. It is bottled in the U.K., an initia­ti­ve which con­tri­bu­tes to Domai­ne Bousquet’s ambi­tion to be car­bon neu­tral by 2025. This 100% mal­bec is won­der­fully expres­si­ve, with aro­mas of dark cherry and plum lea­ding to rich fla­vours of black­berry and figs. With its vel­vety tan­nins, it is best mat­ched to rich red meat dishes.

Pri­ce: £15.99
Whe­re to buy: majestic.co.uk

Constitution Road Shiraz

 

Constitution Road Shiraz

Rober­tson Winery’s unfal­te­ring com­mit­ment to qua­lity led to the crea­tion of this exclu­si­ve ran­ge named after the winery’s home at No 1 Cons­ti­tu­tion Road in Rober­tson, South Afri­ca. This gor­geo­us red is vel­vety and vibrant, per­fect for tho­se cosy autumn evenings.

Pri­ce: £16
Whe­re to buy: Tes­co

Journey’s End V5 Cabernet Franc 2019, W.O Stellenbosch

 

Journey’s End V5 Cabernet Franc 2019, W.O Stellenbosch

A soft, easy and ele­gant Caber­net Franc from the Wes­tern Cape in South Afri­ca, expect exce­llent flo­ral aro­mas and deli­cious, soft and for­ward red fruits on the pala­te. Pair with beef, lamb, game and poultry for a win­ning meal.

Pri­ce: £16.60
Whe­re to buy: Tan­ners

Faustino I Gran Reserva

 

Faustino I Gran Reserva

Faus­tino I Gran Reser­va is the icon wine for Faus­tino, boas­ting deep cherry-red and maroon tones. Their Gran Reser­va is only made on excep­tio­nal vin­ta­ges and spends eight years in the bottle to refi­ne the flavours.

Faus­tino is the lar­gest vine­yard owner in Rio­ja com­mit­ted to the tra­di­tio­nal sty­le of the region’s wines. As the lea­der in Gran Reser­va wines in the Rio­ja region, it pro­du­ces the world’s most select Rio­ja wines. The Mar­tí­nez Zaba­la family boasts a his­tory span­ning more than 160 years of exper­ti­se and pas­sion for its vine­yards and the world of wine.

Pri­ce: £17
Whe­re to buy: Tes­co

Clos du Vieux Bourg Morgon 2020, Beaujolais

 

Clos du Vieux Bourg Morgon 2020, Beaujolais

The ori­gi­na­lity of Clos du Vieux Mor­gon wine lies in rich aro­mas of kirsch, cherry, plum and uni­que spi­ces. It’s ready to drink now if you just can’t wait, but like many Morgon’s this could be cella­red for up to five years. This 100% Gamay wine goes very well with most of the world’s cui­si­nes – but it may be best when pai­red with gri­lled red meats.

Pri­ce: £17.50
Whe­re to buy: wickhamwine.co.uk

Sharpham Pinot Noir 2021

 

Sharpham Pinot Noir 2021

Sharpham Pinot Noir 2021 has quickly beco­me one of San­drid­ge Barton’s best-sellers. Expect bright aro­mas of wild straw­berry, dark cherry and cran­berry with a hint of baking spi­ce, a roun­ded and deli­ca­te pala­te with a red­cu­rrant aci­dity, fine tan­nins and spi­ce on the finish.

This wine is drin­king well in its youth but tho­se with patien­ce will reap the rewards a few years down the line. Pro­duc­tion is limi­ted due to the cha­llen­ges that come with gro­wing red gra­pes in a cool cli­ma­te, so it’s only avai­la­ble whi­le stocks last.

Pri­ce: £22
Whe­re to buy: sandridgebarton.com

STILL Pinot Noir 2020, Hattingley Valley

 

STILL Pinot Noir 2020, Hattingley Valley

An exce­llent choi­ce for cosy win­ter nights and cand­le­lit Christ­mas din­ners, the STILL Pinot Noir 2020 fea­tu­res rich hints of dark cho­co­la­te, deep accents of oak and deli­ca­te aro­mas of cherry and rasp­berry. With an ele­gant struc­tu­re and silky finish to every sip, this red wine is best enjo­yed with a sli­ce of pie, a war­ming cas­se­ro­le or pla­te of chee­se and chut­ney by the fire after a long win­ter walk.

Pri­ce: £25
Whe­re to buy: Hat­tin­gley Valley

Queirón Mi Lugar Vino de Quel 2018, Rioja

 

Queirón Mi Lugar Vino de Quel 2018, Rioja

Rigo­rous selec­tion of only the best fruit from high alti­tu­de vine­yards, and from Bode­gas Ontañón’s new winery in the cen­tre of Quel, has pro­du­ced one of the new Rio­ja clas­si­fi­ca­tions: a ‘Vino de Pue­blo’, which can only be pro­du­ced from family-owned vine­yards within a named village.

This highly anti­ci­pa­ted relea­se doesn’t disap­point, it has pro­noun­ced aro­mas of ripe black fruit and blue­be­rries, bac­ked by spi­ce, mocha, fig and bal­sa­mic notes. The pala­te is gene­rous with com­plex bram­ble and plum fruit cha­rac­ters, well-inte­gra­ted oak and bright aci­dity. It is struc­tu­red yet elegant.

Pri­ce: £26
Whe­re to buy: wickhamwine.co.uk

Domaine de Mont Joly ‘85.45’ Beaujolais Villages 2019

 

Domaine de Mont Joly '85.45' Beaujolais Villages 2019

85.45 is a spe­cial wine made in very small quan­ti­ties, using the best gra­pes from the oldest vines. One to be enjo­yed and savou­red, it is made using 100% Gamay gra­pes and given 21 months in oak barrels. The colour is the dee­pest gar­net with hints of ruby, the nose is burs­ting with black fruits and tou­ches of cof­fee and liquo­ri­ce and the pala­te is fleshy and com­plex with well-inte­gra­ted tan­nins. The finish is long and satisfying.

Pri­ce: £28.50
Whe­re to buy: wickhamwine.co.uk

Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz

 

Penfolds Bin 28 Shiraz

Pen­folds Bin 28 is a show­ca­se for warm-cli­ma­te Aus­tra­lian Shi­raz – ripe, robust and gene­rously fla­vou­red. First made in 1959, Bin 28 is named after the famous Baros­sa Valley Kalim­na vine­yard pur­cha­sed by Pen­folds in 1945 and from which the wine was ori­gi­nally sour­ced. Today, Bin 28 is a mul­ti-region, mul­ti-vine­yard blend, with the Baros­sa Valley always well repre­sen­ted, pro­vi­ding a subs­tan­tial pro­por­tion of the fruit for this vintage.

This wine shows notes of black fruits and pipe tobac­co and can be drunk now but will further impro­ve if care­fully sto­red for up to 10 plus years.

Pri­ce: £30
Whe­re to buy: Tes­co

Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, Napa Valley

 

Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon 2017/18, Napa Valley

Renow­ned Caber­net Sau­vig­non pro­du­cers sin­ce 1933, today, Louis M Mar­ti­ni con­ti­nue this tra­di­tion at the his­to­ric winery in the Napa Valley with a ran­ge of unfor­get­ta­ble wines that cele­bra­te Cabernet’s inde­li­ble com­bi­na­tion of power and struc­tu­re married with ele­gan­ce, gra­ce and finesse.

Gra­pes for this wine were selec­ted from seve­ral pre­mium Napa Valley vine­yards, inclu­ding Cypress Ranch Vine­yard, Sun Lake, and Sage Can­yon. This ran­ge allo­wed the craf­ting of a com­plex Caber­net Sau­vig­non that repre­sents both high ele­va­tion and valley floor fruit in a beau­ti­fully balan­ced blend. This is a den­sely laye­red wine show­ca­sing plush notes of cherry cob­bler and wild black­be­rries bac­ked by hints of vani­lla and spi­ce. Full-bodied and ele­gant, this Caber­net has a polished mouth­feel and an excep­tio­nally long finish.

Pri­ce: £35.99
Whe­re to buy: majestic.co.uk

Chateau Lassègue 2015

 

Chateau Lassègue 2015

Ripe plums, black cherry liquor and dried cas­sis pro­vi­de sum­ptuous aro­mas whi­le hints of oran­ge peel, toas­ted alls­pi­ce, fresh cin­na­mon bark and dried tea leaf bec­kon. A vel­vety, Mer­lot-dri­ven mid-pala­te slowly opens into a mul­ti-laye­red bou­quet of red fruit, toas­ted baking spi­ces, truf­fle and cof­fee bean. An iron-rich mine­ra­lity pro­vi­des a taut, com­plex struc­tu­re, whi­le fine-grai­ned tan­nins and firm aci­dity grip the pala­te to sus­tain a long and ele­gant finish. This clas­sic expres­sion of Saint-Émi­lion offers a dual bright­ness and sophis­ti­ca­tion that will con­ti­nue to impro­ve for years to come.

Pri­ce: £45
Whe­re to buy: thegoodwineshop.co.uk

Cava d’Onice Brunello di Montalcino ‘Colombaio’ DOCG 2016

 

Cava d’Onice Brunello di Montalcino ‘Colombaio’ DOCG 2016

Colom­baio is the name of the esta­te, pur­cha­sed by the Nan­net­ti family in 1983. Simo­ne Nan­net­ti only pro­du­ces about 2,000 bottles of Bru­ne­llo Colom­baio each year. He says this wine is the true expres­sion of his wine­ma­king sty­le, and the fine qua­lity Cava d’Onice is known for. Bru­ne­llo matu­res for four years – Italy’s lon­gest ageing period. Colom­baio spends its first three years in a com­bi­na­tion of 500-litre and 1500-litre French oak barrels. It then matu­res for another year in the winery’s tem­pe­ra­tu­re-con­tro­lled ageing cellar.

In the glass, Bru­ne­llo Colom­baio has a deep ruby colour. It offers a rich, con­cen­tra­ted aro­ma of vio­let, rasp­berry and wild straw­berry, com­ple­men­ted by notes of mint and san­dal­wood. The pala­te reveals fla­vours of sweet tobac­co and dark cho­co­la­te sprin­kled with dried straw­berry and juni­per berry.

Pri­ce: £51.45
Whe­re to buy: independent.wine

Viñedos y Bodegas García Figuero Tinto Figuero Noble Cosecha 2017

 

Viñedos y Bodegas García Figuero Tinto Figuero Noble Cosecha 2017

Plan­ted in 1950, the Par­ce­la de Torro­si­llo is the sour­ce of this sin­gle vine­yard expres­sion, which com­bi­nes chalk and red clay soils. Matu­red in new French oak, as the top Tin­to Figue­ro wines always are, this is a ferro­us, com­plex, somewhat back­ward red with asser­ti­ve but well-inte­gra­ted wood, lots of inky fruit and enough sup­por­ting aci­dity to freshen and lengthen the finish.

Pri­ce: £67.90
Whe­re to buy: Vinis­si­mus

Vérité Le Desir 2018

 

2018 VÉRITÉ Le Desir Bottle Shot

2018 Le Désir has a dark inky appea­ran­ce with a vio­let hue that extends to the rim. The com­pe­lling cha­rac­te­ris­tics of Caber­net Franc are expres­sed on the nose and pala­te with fla­vours of crunchy cran­berry, ripe rasp­berry, red currant, dried sage, crushed mint, and cin­na­mon bark, follo­wed by spi­ce cake, subtle vani­lla liquor, and sin­ged toast. The per­sis­tent finish and bright aci­dity sug­gest the wine will con­ti­nue to evol­ve in the cellar for many years to come.

Pri­ce: £398
Whe­re to buy: Hedonism.co.ukstationplazawine.com

Tasty whites

 

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2021

 

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2021

The family-owned Villa Maria Esta­te was foun­ded in 1961 by Sir Geor­ge Fis­to­nich who, through his dedi­ca­tion to qua­lity, has led Villa Maria Esta­te to claim the title of New Zealand’s Most Awar­ded Wines.

Blen­ded from selec­ted supe­rior par­cels of fruit from the cool Awa­te­re Valley and the war­mer Wai­rau Valley in Marl­bo­rough, New Zea­land gives a crisply tro­pi­cal and pun­gent win­ner with goo­se­berry and lime notes.

Pri­ce: from £11
Whe­re to buy: Majes­ticSainsbury’s

STILL Chardonnay 2020, Hattingley Valley

 

STILL Chardonnay 2020, Hattingley Valley

This STILL Char­don­nay 2020 is a silky-smooth whi­te wine made from 100% Char­don­nay gra­pes aged for six months in oak barrels, len­ding a touch of crea­mi­ness to the pala­te whilst still retai­ning a vibrant fresh­ness. With pro­noun­ced aro­mas of ripe orchard fruits and an earthy oak tex­tu­re, this wine is the ulti­ma­te accom­pa­ni­ment to any but­tery sea­food sup­per, creamy curry or fla­vour-filled fish or whi­te meat dishes.

Pri­ce: £20
Whe­re to buy: Hat­tin­gley Valley

Louis Jadot Saint-Veran 2019

 

Louis Jadot Saint-Veran 2019

Louis Jadot was esta­blished in Beau­ne by Louis-Henry Jadot in 1859. The com­pany has care­fully stri­ven to esta­blish and main­tain the qua­lity of its wines for 160 years through the steady acqui­si­tion of the best vine­yards in Burgundy.

Saint Véran is vini­fied in stain­less steel tanks and bottled in spring in order to keep all its fresh­ness and frui­ti­ness. Poi­sed and ele­gant, this shows what lovely wines Louis Jadot makes in the Mâcon Crus. Dry and fine with tou­ches of soft peachy fruit and a deli­ca­te nutty roun­ded cha­rac­ter on the long-balan­ced finish. This wine is ideal for drin­king now but can be kept for up to two years.

Pri­ce: £23
Whe­re to buy: Tes­co

Chateau Peybonhomme, Le Blanc, 2019

 

Chateau Peybonhomme, Le Blanc, 2019

This wine has been recom­men­ded by Mar­tin Hagen, foun­der of Cave Bris­tol, an onli­ne bottle shop spe­cia­li­sing in small pro­du­cers, orga­nic, biody­na­mic and low-inter­ven­tion wines.

Mar­tin says: “Fer­men­ta­tion using yeast nati­ve to the esta­te, 40% fer­men­ted in new barrels, the remain­der in con­cre­te vats. Har­ves­ting by hand in cra­tes very early in the mor­ning to pre­ser­ve fresh­ness, with the after­noon devo­ted to gently pres­sing the gra­pes. Matu­ra­tion for six months with regu­lar yeast sti­rring. A slight dose of sulphur is added to the must, follo­wed by another befo­re bottling. Rich and lus­cious, this a great exam­ple of an affor­da­ble whi­te Bordeaux.”

Pri­ce: £24.70
Whe­re to buy: cavebristol.co.uk

Journey’s End Destination Chardonnay 2019, W.O Stellenbosch

 

Journey's End Destination Chardonnay 2019

Full-bodied and rich on the pala­te, expect whi­te peach, nec­ta­ri­ne, lime zest and oran­ge fla­vours with almond and vani­lla oak spi­ce. There’s a long and creamy finish to this opu­lent Char­don­nay, will work well with many types of rich sea­food, pork, and veal dishes.

Pri­ce: £25.50
Whe­re to buy: Noble Green

Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2020

 

Giant Steps Sexton Chardonnay 2020

Loca­ted on the steep north facing slo­pes of the Warra­ma­te Ran­ges, the Sex­ton Vine­yard is expo­sed and deman­ding. Being on the higher slo­pes, top­soil is thin and root sys­tems have esta­blished them­sel­ves in sha­llow gra­velly loams abo­ve a tough rocky clay base. Bunch yields set natu­rally low in this envi­ron­ment, resul­ting in inten­sely fla­vou­red fruit with high skin to jui­ce ratio.

The 2020 sea­son was a bit of a roller­coas­ter and the cool Spring deli­ve­red very low yields across the Char­don­nay blocks, pri­ma­rily dri­ven by tigh­ter, sma­ller bun­ches – the con­se­quen­ce of which is natu­rally high aci­dity and fresh savoury fla­vours. Expect to be gree­ted with a fabu­lous nose of mixed citrus, sor­bet and peach cob­bler, whi­le toas­ted nuts and aro­mas in abun­dan­ce on the palate.

Pri­ce: £28.60
Whe­re to buy: vinvm.co.uk

Celebratory sparkling wines

 

Bodegas Sumarroca Cava Brut Rosé Organic, DO Cava, Spain 2018

 

Bodegas Sumarroca Cava Brut Rosé Organic, DO Cava, Spain 2018

Gene­ra­tions of the Suma­roc­ca family have devo­ted them­sel­ves to making Cava. Com­bi­ning their pas­sion for the land and tena­city in cul­ti­va­ting vines their Cava’s have bags of per­so­na­lity and character.

This is a cer­ti­fied orga­nic Rosa­do Cava with a lovely sal­mon pink colour. Expect plen­ti­ful aro­mas on the nose, with ele­gant straw­berry and red fruits, com­bi­ned with flo­ral notes. On the pala­te it is fruity with a deli­ca­te finish.

Pri­ce: £14.99
Whe­re to buy: Bor­ders Wine

Journey’s End Cap Classique Brut Reserve, W.O Stellenbosch

 

Journey's End Cap Classique Brut Reserve, W.O Stellenbosch

A blend of two thirds Pinot Noir gra­pes and one third Char­don­nay, expect notes of citrus, pear, crushed almond and bis­cuit with this South Afri­can fizz. Full bodied and well balan­ced with fresh zes­ti­ness due it’s aci­dity and deli­ca­te fruit, enjoy this spar­kling wine as an ape­ri­tif or with shell­fish or sushi for the per­fect as the ideal accompaniment.

Pri­ce: £22.50
Whe­re to buy: Noble Green

Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2017, Robertson, South Africa

 

Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2017, Robertson, South Africa

This fizz is crea­ted with 100% Char­don­nay gra­pes, hand selec­ted from the limes­to­ne rich vine­yards on Graham Beck’s Rober­tson esta­te in South Afri­ca. It’s bright lime green in colour with rich aro­mas of fresh limes, green apples, pears and lemon zest on the nose. Deli­ca­tely balan­ced fla­vours of suc­cu­lent citrus, brio­che and spi­ce com­bi­ne with yeasty com­ple­xity, broa­de­ning the pala­te with laye­red tex­tu­res and lea­ding to a long finish.

Pri­ce: £24
Whe­re to buy: Majes­tic

Chapel Down Brut NV

 

Chapel Down Brut NV

Ideal for sha­ring and cele­bra­ting with tho­se you love, as well as the per­fect gift for the tho­se who are impos­si­ble to buy for, pur­cha­se a bottle, mag­num or even a jero­boam of Cha­pel Down’s Brut NV.

Enjoy any fes­ti­vity over some bub­bles from the com­fort of your own home, with the liquid pai­ring per­fectly with deli­ca­te star­ters such as smo­ked sal­mon bli­nis, smo­ked sal­mon and scram­bled egg, sal­mon en croû­te or whi­te meats.

Pri­ce: £28
Whe­re to buy: Tes­cochapeldown.com

Chapel Down English Rose NV

 

Chapel Down English Rose NV

A clas­sic blend of Char­don­nay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meu­nier and Pinot Blanc, this rosé spar­kling wine has aro­mas of red­cu­rrant, straw­berry and rosehip. A deli­ca­te rose petal pink, the fine and per­sis­tent bub­bles within pair won­der­fully with light cana­pés to kick off any celebration.

Pri­ce: £29
Whe­re to buy: Oca­do

Champagne Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, Reims, France

 

Champagne Taittinger Brut Réserve NV, Reims, France

Renow­ned for its gol­den colour with a con­sis­tent and fine lin­ge­ring mous­se, the nose is light and deli­ca­te with hints of peach and brio­che. On the pala­te it has con­si­de­ra­ble depth, yet is qui­te light in sty­le with a subtle ele­gan­ce and a long fresh finish. A great non-vin­ta­ge brut.

Pri­ce: From £30
Whe­re to buy: thefinestbubble.com

Hambledon Vineyard Classic Cuvée

 

Hambledon Classic Cuvée Brut

Ham­ble­don Clas­sic Cuvée Brut is a well-balan­ced blend of all three tra­di­tio­nal gra­pes (52% Char­don­nay, 32% Pinot Noir, 17 % Pinot Meu­nier), hand­pic­ked on the 50-acre Ham­ble­don esta­te in Ham­pshi­re. Aged at least 35 months, this excep­tio­nal award-win­ning English Spar­kling Wine is vibrant, with struc­tu­red yet ripe aci­dity. Tas­ting will ele­gantly unfold to reveal layers of flo­ral and sto­ne fruit aromas.

Pri­ce: £33
Whe­re to buy: Wai­tro­se

Ridgeview Fitzrovia Rosé

 

ridgeview

The Fitz­ro­via Rosé is a deli­ca­te sal­mon colour with an abun­dan­ce of fine bub­bles and a fresh fruit finish. Ser­ve as a refreshing ape­ri­tif or it will pair beau­ti­fully with smo­ked sal­mon and fish dishes or fresh English straw­be­rries, a party Pavlo­va or red berry desserts.

Pri­ce: £36
Whe­re to buy: Wai­tro­se

Hattingley Valley Sparkling Rosé 2019

 

Hattingley Valley Sparkling Rosé

Deli­ca­te pale pink in colour and burs­ting with notes of bright red fruit, fla­vours of pink gra­pe­fruit and a touch of sweet marsh­ma­llow, the Rosé 2019 is a ver­sa­ti­le and vibrant num­ber wel­co­me for any occa­sion. Offe­ring both a gentle sweet­ness and a slight earthy tex­tu­re, the Rosé 2019 has the power to trans­form ordi­nary moments into cele­bra­tory ones. Enjoy along­si­de a ran­ge of sweet and savoury bites such as a honey gla­zed gam­mon or a cran­berry pavlo­va with lashings of cream.

Pri­ce: £38
Whe­re to buy: Hat­tin­gley Valley

Champagne Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee Multi Vintage

 

Champagne Bruno Paillard Premiere Cuvee Multi Vintage

Bruno Pai­llard is an inde­pen­dent and family-owned Cham­pag­ne hou­se, with vine­yards across the region’s very best cru. A ‘Cham­pag­ne for Cham­pag­ne lovers’, its Pre­miè­re Cuvée is a Mul­ti Vin­ta­ge Cham­pag­ne, a very per­so­nal inter­pre­ta­tion of the region.

It is a blend of Pinot Noir, Char­don­nay and Pinot Meu­nier with 20% fer­men­ted in barrel and the addi­tion of up to 50% reser­ve wines. With three years matu­ra­tion on its lees and an extra low dosa­ge, this is both a com­plex and very ele­gant Cham­pag­ne. Per­fect as an apéritif.

Pri­ce: £39.80
Whe­re to buy: Hedo­nism Wines

Núria Claverol Gran Reserva Homenatge 2014

 

Núria Claverol Gran Reserva Homenatge 2014

Pro­du­ced by Bode­gas Suma­rro­ca, this Cava is made from Xare­llo, Pare­lla­da, and Char­don­nay. Pale yellow, with fine and slow-rising bub­bles in the glass, this wine pre­sents a variety of notes on the nose inclu­ding hints of toas­ted bread, going as far to a slight touch of smo­ki­ness. On the pala­te this is ele­gant, slightly sweet, and com­plex and this Cava would be ideally pai­red with star­ters or hors d’oeuvres.

Pri­ce: £48.80
Whe­re to buy: Vinis­si­mus

Frerejean Frères Blanc de Blancs NV Premier Cru

 

Frerejean Frères Blanc de Blancs NV Premier Cru

This Blanc de Blancs is deve­lo­ped exclu­si­vely from Pre­mier Cru and Grand Cru Char­don­nay gra­pes, crea­ting a gene­rous and com­plex cuvée for the most dis­cer­ning of wine drinkers.

This won­der­ful new relea­se from Fre­re­jean Frè­res has a satin tex­tu­re and a plum­per mouth­feel and a slightly richer level of sweet­ness than the other Cham­pag­nes from this hou­se. It fea­tu­res notes of nutty brio­che on the nose as well as apples and orchard fruits, and its mouth­feel is rich, silky and plump.

Pri­ce: £65
Whe­re to buyhonestgrapes.co.ukfrerejeanfreres.co.uk

Pommery Apanage Rosé Champagne NV

 

Pommery Apanage Rosé Champagne NV

Pom­mery Rosé Apa­na­ge is the per­fect gift for tho­se with great tas­te. The Apa­na­ge rose dif­fers from others becau­se the gra­pes are taken from 17 of the best ‘crus’ in Cham­pag­ne and cella­red for a further six months in the chalk cellars at Domai­ne Pom­mery to add extra fines­se and ele­gan­ce to the wine.

On the nose it has great fresh­ness and won­der­ful ele­gan­ce revea­ling aro­mas of red­cu­rrants and rasp­be­rries. The pala­te is rich and well-balan­ced, easy to savour befo­re cul­mi­na­ting in an unfor­get­ta­ble fina­le with won­der­ful freshness.

Pri­ce: £80
Whe­re to buy: ocado.com

Porte Noire Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne, France 2010

 

Porte Noire Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne, France 2010

Por­te Noi­re, the Cham­pag­ne and rosé brand that laun­ched in 2018 was co-foun­ded by actor, DJ and phi­lanth­ro­pist, Idris Elba and foun­der of Con­naught Cellars, David Far­ber, a French oenophi­le with a long and demons­tra­ted his­tory wor­king in the wine industry.

The first spar­kling wine in the port­fo­lio, clas­sic blanc de blancs notes of apple and pear make up the well-roun­ded fla­vour pro­fi­le com­ple­te with an ele­gant but­tery finish. It is recom­men­ded to pair the Cham­pag­ne with whi­te fish and shell­fish, but Idris sug­ges­ted, it is also per­fect with a deca­dent cho­co­la­te dessert.

Pri­ce: £90
Whe­re to buy: portenoire.co.ukharveynichols.com

Heloise Lloris

 

Heloise Lloris

One of the finest and most luxu­rious cham­pag­nes on the mar­ket Heloi­se Llo­ris uses 500-year-old cham­pag­ne pro­du­cers who are proudly based in Chigny- Les-Roses – only one of the 44 out of 300 villa­ges that have been gran­ted ‘Pre­mier Cru’ status.

The casings of the bottles are pro­du­ced by the same Bri­tish crafts­men that make metal bad­ges for an ico­nic Bri­tish super­car brand, coins for the Royal Mint and the medals for the Olym­pics. Finished in either 24k gold or 18k rose gold, they can­not be remo­ved and with every sin­gle one hand­ma­de, no two are iden­ti­cal, making it a cham­pag­ne that is truly a one-of-a-kind colla­bo­ra­tion bet­ween ski­lled arti­sans on both sides of the Channel.

Only avai­la­ble on-board luxury yachts and in the world’s most exclu­si­ve night­clubs, this gor­geo­us cham­pag­ne is now avai­la­ble to buy onli­ne too. With pri­ces ran­ging from £720 to £1550, this is the gift for the per­son who has everything. What’s more the bottles can also be per­so­na­li­sed and Héloï­se Llo­ris has already crea­ted one-of-a-kind crea­tions for A‑listers around the world.

Pri­ce: £720 to £1,550
Whe­re to buy: thechampagnecompany.com

Fruity rosés

 

Terres de Ravel Chateau Montaud

 

This rosé is ele­gant and fresh, with mine­ral notes and citrus on both the nose and pala­te, and a long finish. Made from Gre­na­che, Cin­sault, Mour­vè­dre and Syrah, grown in red sandy clay soils, this wine should be ser­ved bet­ween 5 and 7°C.

Pri­ce: £12.55
Whe­re to buy: York Wines

Berne Inspiration

 

Berne Inspiration

Cuvée Ins­pi­ra­tion is a clas­sic Côtes de Pro­ven­ce rosé which is beau­ti­fully sal­mon pink in the glass. The bou­quet is expres­si­ve with aro­mas of peach and red fruits, and the wine is dry and refreshing on the pala­te, with good length and an impres­si­ve finish.

Pri­ce: £17
Whe­re to buy: Oca­do

Château Sainte Roseline Lampe de Méduse

 

Château Sainte Roseline Lampe de Méduse

With a uni­que sha­ped bottle, Lam­pe de Médu­se is Châ­teau Sain­te Roseline’s most ico­nic and his­to­ric wine. A pale sal­mon colour, this wine has a com­plex nose with notes of lychee, rose and citrus. With a lively pala­te and per­sis­tent aro­ma­tic finish, this rosé is crisp and ele­gant with a nice freshness.

Pri­ce: £19.52
Whe­re to buy: Vina­tis

All pri­ces are correct at the time of wri­ting and are sub­ject to change.

Sour­ce: https://www.luxurylifestylemag.co.uk/food-and-drink/the-best-and-most-succulent-wines-to-enjoy-this-autumn-and-winter/

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