Selected Autumn wines
By this time in September, we see that wild duck and other such tasty items are coming through so something good to wash one or two down would not go amiss. We’ve selected 3 different wines that all offer great value. Stock up on these as they are great with a plethora of Autumn dishes.
The first thing that comes to mind is the Bourgogne Rouge from Tollot Beaut. This is not a run-of-the-mill Pinot Noir but something of a much higher quality. The spicy raspberry fruit flavours supported by the juicy acidity and bold finish make this an ideal choice for all forms of game but with a wild duck, either roasted or casseroled, it would be first class.
Rioja too will offer some great pairings and we would suggest the Crianza from Sierra Cantabria in San Vicente de la Sonsierra. Ripe berry fruit aromas, well balanced, with complex, spicy notes and elegant vanilla tones from the oak will be perfect to wash down a duck.
Finally, Anna Maria Abbona’s Langhe Nebbiolo is another great wine to pair with a wild duck. Floral notes of roses and iris together with spice notes are even more obvious on the silky palate that is showing great elegance. It finishes with soft ripe tannins on the palate that show a good backbone. An ideal choice again.