Seasonal White Wines To Close The Year With

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Will it really be a white Christmas as the weather experts predicted? Meantime, here’s a selection of crisp whites to keep it icy this December. And as always, we’ve added a little twist at the end.

From Aldi
Belletti Bucks Fizz – 4% abv
A festive blend of white wine and orange juice boasting a lemon and apple-y palate. Bucks Fizz will appeal with its low alcohol content and sophisticated bubbles.

Camolio Asti – 7% abv
Sweet, sparkling wine, well known for making a presence at weddings. The 100% Moscato grapes go well with pastries and deserts, just right for festivities with a bunch of your best gal pals at Christmas.

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore – 11% abv
Spirited bubbles of floral and winter fruit flavours will dance on your palate. Yes, we love Prosecco’s medium dryness that’s pleasing all year round.


Sancerre Appelation D’Origine Protegeé 2015 – 12.5% abv
A prestige white characterised by a heavy floral bouquet, this wine ranks among our top picks for pairing with fish dishes this season.

Warrior Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014 New Zealand – 12% abv
From the Marlborough Estate comes a ripe white full of tropical fruitiness. Savour it on its own.

We keep featuring Toro Loco Rosé – 12% abv and with good reason – the sweet, red cherries palate makes this wine a pleasure to drink. Enjoy alongside a dish of fresh prawns, or lighter meals. Also goes well with fruit salads.

From Virgin Wines

Zorita Spanish Reserve Syrah, Toro Loco Rose, Bentwing Chardonnay

Zorita Spanish Reserve Syrah, Toro Loco Rose, Bentwing Chardonnay

Bentwing Reserve Padthaway Chardonnay 2016 – 13% abv
A deliciously aromatic white bursting with ripe, green apple and hints of peach. We recommend drinking this one alone. (£8.99)

Bourgogne Grand Cuvee 2014 – 13.0% abv
A fruity, dry wine that goes well with seafood dishes and salads. Made with Chardonnay grapes that deserve the appellation controlée stamp from this French region. (£8.99)

Hummingbird Verdelho 2015, Southern Australia – 13.0% abv
This is a spectacular, dry white from Southern Australia bursting with tropical and lime flavours. A crowd pleaser, this goes down well all year round. (£9.99)

And for those of you who prefer something a little darker:

Hacienda Zorita Matural Reserve Syrah (top), Toro Loco Rose (bottom)

Hacienda Zorita Matural Reserve Syrah (top), Toro Loco Rose (bottom)

From Ocado
Hacienda Zorita Natural Reserve Syrah 2011 – 14.5% abv
Made from high quality grapes from the Spanish Unamuno vineyard, expect a peppery bouquet boosted by background spices. Finishes smoothly with a palate of ripe, red fruit. Great with red meat. Just £13.99 until 03 January.

Please enjoy your festive wines responsibly – see drinkaware for recommended safe alcohol limits for men and women.

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