Published on November 4th, 2015
Best white wines for Christmas Turkey
Which White Wines go best with Christmas Turkey?
Wines tasted this episode and where you can buy them:
A delicious alternative to Novas Viognier –
Adobe Viognier, Chile from Organic Specialist Vintage Roots, £7.85
Some people like the white meat, others the darker meat, so it’s nice to have some choice. First, I have some whites to share with you.
I’d avoid lighter whites like Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, and opt for something fuller and richer. Classically a Chardonnay would be paired with Christmas dinner and I’ve found a lovely one from Burgundy – St Veran – such a reliable appellatiom – you might think you’re drinking a Meursault – golden, rich, oatmeally and nutty, great with roast turkey or chicken, but it costs just £10 from M&S.
Viognier also makes a richer style, famously Condrieu from the Northern Rhone, but it will set you back more than £30. So amaze your guests with Novas Viognier from the cool climate coastal region of Casablanca – exotic, perfumed, peachy honey suckly like but startlingly fresh – it comes from organic specialists Vintage Roots and it knocks spots off any of the supermarket Viogniers and costs just £9.
A good Vintage Champagne is also wonderful for Christmas dinner but I have discovered an even better alternative an Argentinian fizz – Zuccardi’s sparkling Blanc de Blancs (meaning that it’s 100% Chardonnay) with 58 months ageing, its golden and nutty like a glorious Meursault from Burgundy, but then there is this creamy fizz. Well worth seeking out from Old School Wines at £18.49.
Enjoy your wine on Christmas Day!