Fizzing with excitement
The Christmas season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of fizz in hand? Whether it's for toasting with loved ones or simply indulging in a little festive cheer, here's a guide to the best sparkling wines to elevate your Christmas Day.
Start your Christmas morning with a bang by popping open a bottle of our Cabriz Espumante Bruto. This Portuguese gem offers a fresh and vibrant taste full of fleshy white fruits, citrus, biscuit and warm toasted cereals that’s perfect for the joyous atmosphere of the day. Sip it alongside a slice of warm panettone or get juicing to make that breakfast bellini or mimosa (well, it is Christmas!).
The similarly fruity and refreshing Feudi di San Gregorio Dubl Spumante is another great option here – its aromatic and lively balance of crisp golden delicious apple, peach and hints of camomile make it perfect for those fizzy Christmas cocktails too.
As lunchtime approaches, why not switch to the Undurraga Rosé Royal? Its delicate pink hue will add a touch of elegance to your Christmas feast. With its crisp acidity and fruity nose offering abundant notes of red berries with subtle floral hints of rose, this Pinot Noir rosé pairs harmoniously with turkey, roast vegetables, and cranberry sauce, enhancing the flavours of your festive spread.
If you’re having something else for the main event, you could opt for the Saffron Grange Classic Cuvée. This hugely underrated fizz shows how good English sparkling wine can be. With its notes of freshly picked white flowers, orange peel, baked apple and brioche, rich texture and complex, refined finish, it can stand up to the heartiest of dishes, be it roast beef or a nut roast.
As the evening draws near and the festivities continue, it’s surely time to indulge in some Champagne; after all, it’s synonymous with celebration! We’ve got just the thing: Collet ‘Art Deco’ 1er Cru Brut NV. With its fresh citrus notes balanced by developed biscuity notes from extended lees ageing, this is the ultimate celebration wine. Its delicate bubbles dance on the palate to a lovely long finish, and it offers a luxurious experience that effortlessly pairs with canapés or some delectable cheese. Savour the flavours that come alive with every sip as you revel in the magic of Christmas!
It would be remiss of us not to mention the phenomenal Gusbourne Brut Reserve and Blanc de Blancs – in our opinion, Gusbourne make some of the best English wines we've tried, and these two are hugely classy options at any point on Christmas Day. And if you really want to go all out (or you’re having a lot of people round!), we’ve also got the Collet Brut NV Magnum ready to help you celebrate in huge style!
Each of these bubblers has its own unique personality, but hopefully there’s at least one here to suit your preferences. Christmas is a time for spreading joy and creating memories, and with these wines in hand, your celebrations are sure to sparkle.