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what’s best for christmas lunch?

image link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34447324I continue my search for the best wine combination for the Christmas-day feast.

I’ve tried (over and over) older, medium, young red burgundies, but never found a really good match – it’s that combination of salt, sweet, stuffing, sprouts etc., etc.. This year I tried a magnum of Foillard’s 2006 Morgon Côte du Py, and good as it was, in this setting it was a little too jammy. Do I see the spectre of something from the south-west of france next year…(?)

Anyway a relatively successful set of bottles this year, but will have to try harder for next! ;

An Austrailian fizz – a bit heavy and sweet
2007 Alain Geoffroy, Chablis 1er Beauroy – seems pretty but a little too light after the fizz. Wait, eat and return, and it’s very lovely indeed. At about 25 Swiss francs I will buy some more.
2003 St.Urbans Hof, Piesporter Goldtröpfchen – still a beautiful pale green. This vintage misses the acidic ‘zing’, but is reasonably well balanced.
2006 Foillard, Morgon Côte du Py – pretty, plenty of depth though a little over-sweet with the food. Plenty of sediment in the last glasses.
1995 Josmeyer, Riesling Cuvée l’Exception – my last bottle and now this seems less sweet than before, but depth and minerality with and off-dry personality provide plenty to contemplate if not a wine to drink with the Christmas pud!


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