Festive Gifting paired with your Festive Feasting
With Christmas in just three days, you’re probably stressing about last minute gifts, what to cook and what to take with you to visit your family or friends. The "Left Bank Buyers Club" has a range of premium wines that will pair perfectly with each course. We have included our recommendations below to make you the perfect festive feasting and festive gifting guide.
Starters are the warm up, where you usually eat too much before the entrees and mains have been prepared and served. It’s easy to get carried away in the excitement of arriving and socialising with loved ones.
TRY: NV AURELIA PROSECCO
Displaying a spritzy, fine bead of bubbles, soft on the palate with pear and citrus blossom, a fruity, floral finish and bright, fresh acidity.
It will pair perfectly with that cheese platter that we know will be at every gathering this season. Try it with prosciutto wrapped dates, creamy cheeses and an array of cured meats.
Usually, $25 RRP per bottle but, with our Buyers Club discount only $15 in a mixed dozen.
Did you know the term entrée comes from the opera? The French coined the term to describe the opening act. The small course that proceeds the main is usually light, but, fear not, time is usually given between the acts.
TRY: 2019 ARA SINGLE ESTATE MARLBOROUGH CHARDONNAY
A traditional style, rich, generous fruit, creamy texture and toasty complexity. This Chardonnay is focused, persistent finish.
Pairs well with grilled chicken seasoned with lemon and thyme or those prawns you might be planning to have.
Usually, $28 RRP per bottle but, with our Buyers Club discount only $19.50 in a mixed dozen.
For many the main meal will look different, heartier than the rest and satisfying to all. It needs no introduction.
TRY: 2018 MONTROSE MUDGEE BLACK SHIRAZ
A powerful yet elegant expression of the variety, showcasing Mocha, dark chocolate and dark berry fruit. A velvety round tannin profile on the palate is supported by oak maturation.
Whether you’re having the traditional Australian barbeque, a lamb roast or a red based pasta, a full-bodied shiraz will pair perfectly.
Usually, $45 RRP per bottle but, with our Buyers Club discount only $25 in a mixed dozen.
Dessert, the ending to any great festive feasting, where you push through because dessert goes to the heart and not the stomach.
TRY: ETOILE ROSE 2018
Stunning lychee coloured rosé with delicate aromas of white peach, ripe apricots citrus and fresh pineapple. Silky and round, with a lingering finish.
This will go great with your traditional pavlova, Christmas fruit pudding, berries, dark chocolate truffles, mascarpone and any dessert with orange notes.
Usually, $35 RRP per bottle but, with our Buyers Club discount only $25 in a mixed dozen.