What great vintages are our wine experts tasting this Christmas? Episode 2
- Wed, Dec 6, 2023 at 10:00
A prestigious Christmas at Gregory's
At Gregory, Christmas takes on a warm, intimate atmosphere, where the desire to spoil those you love intensifies. The table, a veritable masterpiece, is adorned with refined delicacies prepared with particular care. Carefully selected bottles of prestigious grands crus become culinary partners for what promises to be a grand Christmas.
The chef's menu
For a starter as classic as foie gras, opt for the exquisite Château d’Yquem 2018. This exceptional Sauternes, with its rich aromas and creamy texture, creates a divine symphony with the delicacy of the foie gras. The complex flavours and smoothness of this iconic grand cru add a touch of luxury to this traditional starter.
If you're planning to enjoy guinea fowl with golden potatoes, accompany this main course with a Château de la Tour Clos de Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 2015. This Burgundy wine, rich in character and intensity, perfectly complements the flavours of the guinea fowl while adding a sophisticated dimension with its complex nuances.
A lovely cheese platter deserves a bottle to match its diversity. Choose Château L’Evangile 2012, a Pomerol wine, to accompany this gourmet moment. Its supple tannins and fruity notes go perfectly with the variety of cheeses.
Finally, to round off the meal in style with a homemade Christmas dessert, choose Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée 746. The fine bubbles and aromatic complexity of this champagne blend perfectly with the sweet flavours of the dessert, adding a sparkling touch to the end of this Christmas feast.
A seaside Christmas at Anne-Sophie's
Anne-Sophie celebrates Christmas in Southern Brittany. The house, lulled by the sparkling reflections of the sea, warmly welcomes her family together for this long-awaited celebration. The marine lights dance through the windows, adding a magical touch to the already convivial atmosphere. Around the table, a festival of freshly caught seafood, real jewels of the ocean, mingles with traditional, convivial dishes.
The chef's menu
To open the ball with the famous seafood starter, Domaine Long-Depaquit Chablis Vaudesirs 2016 is the perfect companion. This elegant Chablis offers delicate freshness and mineral notes that enhance the subtle flavours of the seafood, creating a perfect taste harmony to start the Christmas meal.
When it's time to enjoy a fine lamb mouse, choose the prestigious Château Montrose 2011. This rich, powerful red wine from Saint-Estèphe matches the nobility of this emblematic dish. Its velvety tannins and complex aromas warm hearts and add a sumptuous dimension to this delicious piece of meat.
To accompany the gourmet moment of a cheese platter, opt for Domaine Pierre Labet Gevrey – Chambertin Vielles Vignes 2015. This Burgundy red wine offers a subtle combination of finesse and power, echoing the diversity of the cheeses and creating a more than memorable cheese experience.
Finally, to sparkle up the end of the meal with the traditional Yule log, choose Champagne Jacquesson Cuvée 746. The delicate bubbles and aromatic complexity of this champagne add a festive and elegant touch, bringing the meal to a beautiful close.
We invite you to the table!
From the subtle combination of festive dishes and our exceptional grands crus, each pairing has been meticulously chosen to magnify the flavours. In this time of sharing and conviviality, may the suggestions of our wine experts inspire you to create unique tasting moments, sharing love and joy around beautifully adorned tables. U'wine wishes you a Christmas filled with delights, laughter and precious moments shared. Happy holidays!
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