Best Christmas Wine for 2021
December 29, 2021
What are the best wines for Christmas 2021?
- Siglo Tempranillo-Syrah-Merlot
- Camina Cabernet Sauvignon
- Colorea Tempranillo
- Despierta Rosé
- Changyu Noble Dragon Dry Red
Enjoy the perfect glass of something special for the festive season – there are plenty of offers around from JustShop! Here, we give our recommendations for the best wine for Christmas 2021. Whether you’re entertaining on a grand scale or preparing for a small, intimate gathering among loved ones, now is the perfect time to stock up on some choice bottles. Read on to see which wines are best for this year’s Christmas season.
Made from an interesting blend of Tempranillo, Syrah, and Merlot grape, this wine combines all of the flavorful characteristics of these varietals. The result is a deep cherry-red color, with ruby flashes and purple shades. Under this attractive coloring is the intense nose of ripe red fruits, currant, blackberries, and plums. The wine itself tastes fresh and makes a big impression on the palate. It has balanced acidity, a slight spice, and a pleasant, somewhat tannic aftertaste.
This wine is best with white meats and soft cheeses — making it a good option for your aperitifs. This wine also pairs well with any dishes that Syrah, Tempranillo, or Merlot wines are usually accompanied with, such as braised or grilled red meats.
Camina Cabernet Sauvignon
The Camina Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine made in La Mancha, Spain. This wine is made in the Spanish Cabernet Sauvignon style, which typically gives the wine a more acidic flavor and a fuller body. The Camina itself boasts notes of red fruit, such as cherry and raspberry, as well as notes of black fruit, such as plum. Highlighting its fruit flavors are notes of oak, chocolate, and cinnamon, and other earthy, spice-oriented tones.
We highly recommend enjoying this Spanish Cabernet Sauvignon wine with lamb and beef dishes. Its rich flavor and high tannin content make it a natural partner for heavier and richer recipes, as the wine avoids being overpowered. It serves as a good way to enhance the more subtle flavors of the meal.
The Colorea Tempranillo from Cristo de la Vega is a red wine from La Mancha, Spain. Made in 2019, this style of wine is known for being medium-bodied, with higher levels of tannin and alcohol. If you’re a fan of red wines like Merlot, then this wine may be something you enjoy as well.
This wine is also enjoyable because it’s not as heavy as full-bodied reds, like Malbecs or Cabernet Sauvignon. These are a pleasant alternative for days you need a less intense, but still flavorful wine.
The Colorea Tempranillo is a light drink with an oaky, fruit-forward flavor profile. Lightly aged, it also has notes of almond and woodiness to it. This wine’s flavors and body make it an excellent match for meats like veal, lamb, and poultry.
Rosé wines are quite similar to drinking a light-bodied red wine but tend to have crisper and brighter flavor profiles overall. The Despierta wine, made in the Spanish style and using Tempranillo grape varietals, is one such Rosé. It is more savory and dry than other Rosé wines but still retains a fruit-forward, rich flavor.
This wine has notes of strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and a bright, leafy aroma. The taste is followed by hints of citrus, fresh grass, and strawberry leaf, topped with an off-dry finish.
This Rosé is incredibly adaptable and food-friendly. It pairs well with almost every dish you can serve up for the Christmas season. It is particularly good with spicy foods, and grilled chicken, as well as light meals like sushi or salad.
Changyu Noble Dragon Dry Red
If you’re looking for another choice amongst full-bodied red wines, we suggest trying a bottle of Changyu Noble Dragon Dry Red. The Noble Dragon is a long-established Chinese winery and one that is growing in prominence around the world. Their bestseller, the Changyu Noble Dragon Dry Red, was selected as one of the top five wines at the ProWein Trade Fair.
This wine has an intense, gorgeous black cherry color. The flavor has strong notes of red fruit, dried herbs, oak, and smoke. On the nose, there are hints of blackberries, cassis, and spice. This wine has a smooth and rich mouthfeel, with rounded and elegant levels of tannin.
Fruity and rich, this wine is ideal for red meats and game meats, such as lamb and duck. Spice-heavy dishes or those seasoned with soy sauce and peppers also do well with this wine.
This year, start your holiday celebrations right with the best wine for Christmas 2021 from JustShop! With these interesting and varied picks, you’re sure to find a delectable wine to pair perfectly with your Christmas menu.
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