At this time of year, when the Christmas spirit infects everyone, it is inevitable to think about celebrations around the table, where each flavor becomes a precious memory. Christmas, in addition to being a time of togetherness and sharing, is also an invitation to enjoy special moments with the careful choice of wines that elevate the gastronomic experience. The perfect pairing between festive meals and the nobility of wines is an art that transforms every moment at the table into a delight for the senses!
In this article, we will explore some Terras & Terroir wines specially selected to be part of your Christmas table and accompany unique family moments. From full-bodied reds that embrace the robust flavors of traditional roasts to sparkling wines perfect for toasts.
Starting with the Titular Clandestino Tinto , a wine made from foreign grape varieties, planted in Dão, more precisely in the vineyards surrounding Adega da Teixuga, it has an intense ruby red color, with aromas of red and black fruits, as well as a lot of exuberance. , being restrained and austere. This wine is a great option for setting the Christmas table and goes perfectly with baked cod, pasta dishes, white meats and light cheeses! In addition to giving any table a lot of personality, it is also an excellent gift to give to someone special!
While passing through the Douro Valley, Pacheca Grande Reserva Touriga Nacional is another option that we cannot fail to suggest! 100% Touriga Nacional, this wine is obtained from grapes from a plot of 32-year-old vines located 140 meters above sea level, in the middle of the Douro Wine Region! Ruby in color, this wine is very elegant and has good aromatic intensity, with notes of bergamot and violet with well-integrated wood. In the mouth it displays good structure, polished tannins, great freshness and a long and persistent finish. This single-varietal wine is the authentic translation of the region and will surprise anyone with its elegance!
For lovers of Alentejo wines, Ribafreixo Reserva Red , made from 40% Touriga Nacional, 40% Alicante Bouschet, 10% Tinta Miúda and 10% Aragonez, will leave your table sophisticated and cozy! In the company of aromas with notes of black fruits, floral perceptions, mint, toast and green coffee, this wine appears to be very balanced, with a set of solid and robust tannins that guarantee pleasure and longevity. For Christmas dinner, this wine pairs perfectly with aged beef and refined game dishes!
For charming toasts, we suggest Bairrada in your glass! Ortigão Espumante Baga is produced 100% with the Baga grape variety, considered queen in Bairrada. This sparkling wine has a characteristic salmon pink color, in addition to displaying delicate aromas of red fruits, with the predominant aroma of cherry and cassis. In the mouth, it is fruity and fresh, with a balanced finish and excellent mouthfeel! To accompany the celebrations, we suggest pairing it with salads and white meats.
Again in Alentejo, Herdade da Rocha Reserva Red comes from Vila do Crato and produced from the Alicante Bouschet and Syrah grape varieties. With a clear ruby color, this wine displays complex aromas of very ripe red fruits with a special touch of spices. In the mouth, it appears expressive and vigorous, with striking red fruit and very fresh. In addition to being perfect for this time of year, this wine surprises with its aromas and versatility in pairings!
As time passes, we keep the memories of this festive season, the wines remain as witnesses of precious moments shared at the table. The art of choosing the ideal wine is not just about pairing flavors, but rather a sensorial journey that enriches family gatherings and celebrations.
May these wine suggestions not only serve as a complement to typical meals of this season, but as protagonists of toasts that leave a mark on hearts and memories!