This is the time of year where we recommend wines for the Festive Season, here is Colm's selection. Colm has worked in wine retail for 19 years (Berry Bros and the Corkscrew Dublin) before joining Le Caveau two years ago:1 bottle - Meyer-Fonné Cremant d’Alsace (Sparkling, France)
The perfect aperitif, or served with smoked salmon, ultra clean, fresh, vibrant and fruit forward, this puts a lot of Champagnes in the shade, a must!
3 bottles - Maison Ambroise Bourgogne Aligoté (White, France)
On top form right now, this wine is punching so far above its weight, where chardonnay takes all the limelight and your euros too, this varietal is making a real comeback offering amazing value. Here at Ambroise they treat it as an equal to Chardonnay and give it the royal treatment, a medium bodied, round white with great freshness, will partner any dish you throw at it, including the Turkey and Ham.
3 bottles - Antica Enotria Puglia Rosso (Red, Italy)
This little organic red is the perfect all-rounder, can be opened at enjoyed, over lunch, dinner or just on it’s own in good company, great bang for your buck at 13% ABV, an added bonus.
3 bottles - Didier Desvignes, Fleurie (Red, France)
This is a prime example of how good wines from this village can be in the right hands. As a village and a wine Fleurie may have had its day in the sun on the Irish market, but this one I guarantee you will put it right back up there once more as some of the most easy and pleasurable wines, to just sip, smile and enjoy. Terrific partner to Turkey and all the trimmings, don’t be afraid to put the lightest of chills on it too.
2 bottles - El Rey Del Glam Garnacha, Alfredo Maestro (Red, Spain)
This one is for curled up on the couch and not moving for the rest of the day, for a Christmas movie, the latest novel, a real bear hug of a red if there ever was one. Old-vine Grenache, one of my favourite varietals, delivers such depth of flavour, so silkily smooth, a bottle for sure you’ll be disappointed when gone………that’s why we’re including two 😉
Colm Douglas, Le Caveau