The Deluxmas Hamper offers sommelier-selected luxury wine pairings for every meal from Christmas lunch to your boxing day curry. Providing wine for every occasion during the Christmas period, merrymakers and scrooges alike can expect something to be enjoyed with their morning eggs, Christmas lunch, and leftovers sandwich. Of course, those wanting to munch on mince pies all day have also been thought of with an unusually full-sized, bottle of sweet wine. With wine for every moment, this hamper makes the perfect gift for foodies, aspiring sommeliers, and those needing help to get into the festive spirits.
*Last Delivery Day 21st December*
Bertrand-Delespierre • L’Enfant De La Montagne • NV • Champagne, France • Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir • Sparkling
Christmas isn't Christmas without champagne. This year’s is elegant, sophisticated, absolutely delicious and happens to be natural. It’s the first thing that should be drunk on Christmas day and it will be the best champagne any of your family drinks over the festive period, period. Queue entering everyone's good books immediately.
This cuvée comes from vineyards in Chamery, Ecueil, Villedomange and Montbré, all 1er Cru villages on the Montagne de Reims. Fermented and aged in stainless steel for about eight months, it spent five years 'sur lattes'. Fruit sustained beautifully, also with good bite and precision. Merry maker.
Wine Preparation: Serve nice and cold.
Zilliken • Saarburger Rausch Riesling Kabinett • 2020 • Mosel, Germany • Riesling • White
At 7.5% you could almost have it with your eggs. You could also easily pair it with oysters, smoked salmon or our favourite would be a boxing day curry.
This is as traditional as Mosel Riesling gets. Fermented and matured in traditional Fuder barrels, this off-dry, low-alcohol (7.5%) wine is a perfect antidote to heavy Christmas drinking. It is, however, still indulgent: The sweetness and crisp acidity of this wine combine to make for a pretty luxurious drinking experience. The Zilliken bottles are also beautiful, complete with a crest and coat of arms.
Wine Preparation: Serve chilled
Claus Preisinger • Puszta Libre! • 2022 • Burgenland, Austria • Zweigelt, Sankt Laurent and Pinot Noir • Red
You've all eaten your body weight in food. This is the wine we would throw down for the infamous leftovers sandwich. It's a light red and will help you overcome the minor IBS you've been struggling with for the past 24 hrs. If you do like your reds light, it will also pair well with meats like Turkey and Chicken.
Wine Preparation: Serve lightly chilled
Domaine Benastra • La Garrigue • Carignan, Mourvèdre • Roussillon, France • Red
An exceptionally well made red from independent vigneron Joseph Paillé operating in the Côtes du Roussillon imported by St. John’s co-founder Trevor Gulliver. Totally organic and biodynamic, with minimal intervention, this is a wonderful expression of a quality southern French red, with classic notes of blackberries, supple tannins, oozing balance, richness, and a graphite palate.
This is the big red that really will get pulled out once the Christmas meat hits the table, however will also stand up perfectly well with a cheese board.
Wine Preparation: Serve 16-18c.
Domaine de la Pinte • Sav’or • 2020 • Jura, France • Savagnin • Orange
Elegant Jura Savagnin from the blue marl soils in the heart of Arbois, masterfully created by Pierre Martin. On the more sophisticated side of orange wines, one that won't upset nan. Spending 12 days on skins, expect an intense spicy, citrus fruit nose. On the palate, white pepper, confit lemon, candied pear followed by a full, long finish with a hint of bitterness. A savoury wine for the foodies and orange-curious. Amazing with soft cheeses, seafood and fish dishes.
Wine Preparation: Serve 10 minutes out of the fridge
Chateau Barouillet • Monbazar • 2020 • Bergerac, France • Chenin Blanc, Muscadelle, Semillon, Ondenc • Sweet
Put your slippers on for this one. Marmalade, honey, peach, apricot all in this luxurious elixir that lets you know that you deserve every sweet sip. And for once… it’s in a full sized bottle too! Mince pies, all day. But if it's time for cheese, you're in the right place. Slice of Christmas pudding I hear you ask, yes, this will have you in your happy place.
Organic grapes were hand harvested in mid-October when sugar was highly concentrated. Very long fermentation with indigenous yeast before filtering. Minimal sulphur added. Aged in stainless steel.
Wine Preparation: Service chilled and watch it change as it warms up in the glass
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