After summer, here is autumn and winter that take place in our daily lives with cooler temperatures and more substantial dishes on our plates! With all of these changes, our tasting habits are also changing. Gone are the days of rosés, it's time for winter wines.
On the occasion of good winter simmered dishes, we tend to eliminate the whites to serve only red wines and this is a mistake. Indeed, some well-structured and generous whites have just as much their places at our table. An Alsatian Pinot Gris will be perfect with a fish accompanied by rice and its leek fondue. If you are already at the party and decide to make yourself some foie gras toast, we advise you to serve a late harvest , it will sublimate it.
Rhône Valley wines
For this time of year, alcohol levels higher than that of wines drunk in the sun are tolerated. Perfect wines for this winter will undoubtedly be the wines of the Rhône Valley. Châteauneuf du Pape and Crozes Hermitage generous in taste will ideally accompany your meats, dishes in sauces and winter vegetables.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic that we present more, characteristic of Médoc wines whose aromas close to the earth also go very well with our winter dishes. On the menu, beef, end of year roast, duck and goose, accompanied by lentil or mashed potatoes. Enough to warm your taste buds!
Classic too, emblematic of white wines from the Burgundy regions (Chablis, Pouilly-Fuissé, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet), it is the white wine to always have on hand to brighten up a long winter evening. Rich and smooth, with its aromas of vanilla, butter, caramel and a touch of citrus, it is the comfort wine par excellence. His little extra? It goes well with a wide choice of dishes. White meats like turkey and chicken, fish like sea bass, or your favorite shellfish like lobster for example. But that's not all. They also go wonderfully with your cream or mushroom-based dishes, as well as your cheeses (Comté, Gruyère). It goes particularly well with a fondue, a raclette, a Mont d'Or or a tartiflette.
If you are one of the people who drink champagne all year round (like us) you are right. Why not relegate champagne until New Year's Eve? Light and refreshing, it is the most versatile wine in terms of food. It goes with everything! And if you think champagne is expensive, know that this is not the case for everyone, some champagnes from small producers are excellent and affordable! Besides, what better way to cure the winter blues than the bubbles of champagne? Fish, seafood, cold meats, cheese, with champagne, the choice is yours.
Portuguese specialty par excellence, rich in taste and power, port also seduces us with its silky and sweet side. The ideal companion for evenings by the fireplace, to enjoy as an aperitif or for dessert. It will go perfectly with your blue cheeses such as Roquefort or Gorgonzola. But also your chocolate desserts, your crèmes brûlées or your pies. And if you have no more stocks to face the winter, discover the wines fromour shop to warm you up!