In this magical time, when cities are illuminated with lights and the atmosphere is enveloped by a welcoming warmth, contrasting with the cold breeze that invites us to enjoy cozy gatherings with our families, we find a tradition that transcends time, Christmas Eve! It's the time when we gather as a family around the table to celebrate not just Christmas, but unity, love and gratitude. It's time for the delicious aromas of this season's traditional dishes to fill the air, awakening fond memories and creating new stories to be kept in your heart!
This Christmas, the Terras & Terroir group wants to be part of your Consoada and to that end, we bring a selection of meals with our distinct wines, the perfect pairing to celebrate the flavors of this special season, elevating each meal to another level.
For starters, we suggest a delicious dried fruit and sausage board, paired with Herdade da Rocha Private Collection Rosé. Its delicate strawberry aromas and light touch of pink pepper and dried fruits make it ideal to accompany starters and whet your appetite! In the mouth, it is fresh, balanced and with a long and very pleasant persistence! In addition to the board, for those who like a good seafood at Christmas, we offer a seafood dish with coastal shrimp, barnacles, lobster, lobster, spider crab and prawns, and to accompany it, the wonderful Sparkling Ortigão Cuvée , which combines fruity aromas and light toasted touches. , as well as being very harmonious in the mouth!
For main meals, our typical Traditional Cod couldn’t be missed! In Portuguese fashion, its aromas and flavors are a true delight for the senses! And to enhance this gastronomic experience, we suggest pairing it with Vinhas da Teixuga White 2nd edition , an elegant wine, with a golden tone and expressive aromas of apricot, hazelnut and soft smoked notes of great complexity! Its freshness pairs perfectly with good Cod. For those who follow traditions to the letter and love to indulge in a Stuffed Turkey, we recommend a wine with an Alentejo soul! Herdade do Moinho Branco Alicante Bouschet is the ideal option for refined dishes. Its aromas of tangerine peel, strong concentration and delicate notes of spices from its aging in French oak barrels result in a concentrated wine with an endless finish, full of pleasure!
And wouldn’t a 30 year old Port pair perfectly with rabanadas? Regardless of how they are prepared, the traditional way or with wine and spices, the ideal French toast is the crunchiest on the outside and very soft on the inside! And to accompany them, there is no better idea than combining its characteristic flavor with our 30 year old Pacheca Port , a Port Wine with a yellow/orange hue, with a clear aroma of caramelized almonds and spices such as cardamom and curry! This mix of flavors is a persistent sensory journey, great for being part of special family moments!
Between delicious starters and traditional Portuguese dishes, Consoada is a moment of sharing that warms the soul. This season, enjoy good wines, which express the authenticity of creating memories to be savored over time!