Wine Guide for the Cold Nights
As Christmas is fast approaching, have you noticed that the nights are getting chillier? It’s the perfect time to snuggle up with a blanket, pull out a book you’ve been wanting to finish, or watch your favorite show as the evening grows colder. But don’t forget the most important part – the wine! It’s nights like these that make wine a little more magical as it hits the spot just right.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
Full-bodied and complex, Cabernet Sauvignon is perfect for chilly nights. Its rich and deep flavors make it feel like you're embraced in a warm hug with a multitude of layers. This can be your comforting escape as the temperature drops as the evening deepens. Pair it with some grilled dishes and you’re all set for the night!
Recommended wines: Handpicked Icon #5 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, Two Eights Classic Cabernet Sauvignon, La Belle Vie Cabernet Sauvignon
As they say, Chardonnay is like a chameleon, perfect for any occasion, and cold nights are no stranger to it. Being a heavier and richer white wine, it's an excellent choice for this weather. Its buttery and oaky notes provide a comforting warmth that complements the cozy atmosphere of chilly evenings. Bring out your favorite chicken and pasta combo to pair with this!
Recommended wines: Maycas Reserva Especial Chardonnay, Handpicked Selection Chardonnay, Montrouge Chardonnay
Another full-bodied red wine, Malbec is an amazing companion on nights when you need extra warmth. With its dark fruit flavors, it exudes a velvety feel in every sip, providing the comfort you crave as you feel the chills on your skin. Enjoy it with a variety of meat dishes, like a delicious empanada, and your cozy night will be complete!
Recommended wines: Antigal One La Dolores Malbec, Terrazas De Los Andes Grand Malbec, Antigal One Doña Angeles Malbec
- Pinot Noir
If you're not a fan of heavy wines, here's a medium-bodied alternative for you! Keep your cold nights delicate with a glass of Pinot Noir and call up a friend to catch up on some long overdue gossip. It's the perfect time to indulge in the red fruity flavors and secrets you can never tell. You can pair it with a variety of foods too, so you don't have to worry about that.
Recommended wines: Handpicked Selection Mornington Pinot Noir, Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2019
More approachable than other types of wine, this can be a great start for beginners. Imagine yourself on a chilly evening, wrapped in a cozy blanket, and enjoying a glass of Merlot by the fireplace. Savor the delightful plum and berry flavors of Merlot along with its rich and velvety texture. Pair it with your favorite food, whatever that may be, because it's versatile.
Recommended wines: La Belle Vie Merlot, Montrouge Merlot, Montes Classic Merlot 2021