Hugh’s Christmas Feast
Rounds off a Roast
Olly’s wine pairing: Aldi Estevez Chilean Viognier 2021 (14%) £5.49
Texturally rich viognier like this has a beautiful apricot-peach-mandarin fruitiness, and this sensational bargain even has a flourish similar to gingery spice on the finish.
Perfect with Pud
Olly’s wine pairing: Definition Sauternes 2014 (13%, 37.5cl) £8.99 in a Mix Six, Majestic
A light glass of lemony sweet Sauternes is not as cloying as many sweet wines, so keep it in the fridge door ready for a small glass with Hugh’s prime pud.
Super with Squash
Olly’s wine pairing: Ribolla Gialla Visintini 2021 (14%) £15.95, leaandsandeman.co.uk
What a find! This organic Italian ribolla gialla is divinely fresh and lightly floral, a classy drop that has the feeling of a special-occasion bottle.
A Bubble with Bliss
Olly’s wine pairing: River Cottage Oxney Organic Sparkling Wine NV (11%) £28, oxneyestate.com
This dart-sharp fizz created in collaboration with River Cottage is a delight with Hugh’s Squeak And Bubble, and abounds in tiny, brisk bubbles.
Bag this Bargain
Olly’s wine pairing: Asda Extra Special Dão 2020 (13%) £6.50
This is terrific value for a complex Portuguese blend that combines savoury richness with long-lasting flavours. It tastes like a wine you would expect to cost a couple of quid more.