Christmas Tasting

Christmas Tasting Box Video



Tasting Notes

Food Pairings

Pouilly Fume

Producer:  Château de Tracy

Grape: sauvignon Blanc

Country: France

Region: Rhône

Vintage: 2018

ABV: 12.5%

A complex nose of blackcurrants, boxwood and subtle hints of tarragon, followed by lemon and exotic fruits all underpinned by minerality. The palate is tangy and fresh with a lovely richness echoing the fruit flavours found on the nose. Very elegant with a long, complex finish.

Chilled as an apéritif or to accompany fish dishes such as sole, salmon or trout.

Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Producer:Domaine René Monnier

Grape: Pinot Noir

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Vintage: 2017

ABV: 12.5%


On the nose with wild raspberry, ripe cherry and savoury notes. It is followed with pure vibrant red berry fruit supported by velvety tannins. The finish is elegant and dry

Accompanies charcuterie, pâtés or terrines, poultry dishes or classic French cuisine with light, creamy sauces.

Lions de Suduirau

Producer: Château de Suduiraut

Grape:Semillon 95%, Sauvignon Blanc 5%

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Vintage: 2015

ABV: 14%

This elegantly rich wine shows orange peel and mineral notes on the nose.The palate is full bodied with almonds, spice, honey and crystallised fruits through to a lovely, lingering finish.

Perfect as an aperitif, perhaps with some salted nuts, olives or smoked salmon canapés, while still having the depth and gravitas to partner puddings and blue cheese.

Ruby Port

Producer: Barros 

Grape: Tinta Barroca 30%, Tinta Roriz 30%, Tinta Cao 20%, Tinta Franca 20%

Country: Portugal 

Region: Douro


ABV: 19.5%


Deep ruby-red in colour, the wine is elegant and intense with heaps of black fruit on the nose. Strong and exuberant but with remarkable fresh fruit flavours

To be served chilled as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to desserts.

Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge

Producer: Domaine de la Solitude

Grape: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault

Country: France


Vintage: 2016

ABV: 14.5%


The aromas are powerful and complex encapsulating a wealth of ripe black cherries, blackberries with hints of white pepper and spice. The rich and harmonious palate delivers soft flavours of blackberry and chocolate notes, underpinned by fine French oak and defined by exotic spicy tannins. 

Best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue and cassoulet. Domaine de la Solitude is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, cheese, pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.