Celebrate in true British style this festive season and serve one of England’s finest wines. Named as a favourite by many of the country’s leading drinks writers, the innovative Lyme Bay Winery has a selection of wines for every occasion, a perfect pour this Christmas and New Year.
Having painstakingly prepared a delicious selection of canapés for a stylish Christmas drinks party, the drinks offering needs to be carefully considered to ensure it enhances the flavours and adds elegance to the occasion.
A serious wine which will appeal to the discerning wine audience, the recently launched Lyme Bay Blanc de Noirs is made using 100% Pinot Noir grapes and provides a wonderful accompaniment to food. The red fruit characters have a strong presence in this white sparkling wine. It has a light copper hue in its appearance with fine, consistent bubbles. On the nose it is rich and earthy with forward strawberry and cherry notes and a delicious richness on the palate is offset by a crisp acidity and a light toast finish. There is no doubt that guests will be impressed.
The wine to have in the fridge which offers great versatility is a bottle of Lyme Bay Sandbar 2015. Fresh and zesty with a range of characteristics including grapefruit, guava, box wood and a hint of blackcurrant, this makes a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. It is produced from 100% Bacchus, a grape which is rapidly growing in awareness and popularity. Light to medium in body, Sandbar has a beautiful balanced acidity with a great affinity to food pairing, particularly light, citrus-led fish or chicken pasta dishes.
Make your guests feel special this New Year’s Eve, serve Lyme Bay Classic Cuvée. Blended from the noble Champagne varieties Pinot Noir (81%) and Chardonnay (19%) this sparkling wine, with its delicate fine bubbles, golden colour and slight blush tint, has a refined finish. Underlying lemons, peach and apricot are accompanied by cooked apples, breadcrumbs, honey and almond on the nose. It has a crisp finesse and a classic look.
Looking ahead to Valentine’s Day, Lyme Bay Sparkling Rosé is a stunning choice. With its vibrant soft pink colour with notes of wild strawberries, pepper and redcurrant on the nose and a bright, fruit-driven palate with a richness of honey and hits of brioche and almond it is utterly divine. A perfect gift for a loved one and a delicious wine to serve to create a romantic mood.