EVC Chardonnay 2012
Believe it or not, autumn isn’t all about the reds. Granted the red wines dominate due to the chillier weather and good food complements, but we think the EVC chardonnay is a belter of an autumn wine. That is why we have rather naughtily snuck this chardonnay into our list of red wines to keep you cosy this autumn!
The oakiness you get from the French barrels this wine is matured in give it that rustic feel which really says to us that summer is on its way out and it’s time to throw on the woolly jumpers. Drink this fine wine with some roasted white meat and some season vegetables and we think you will end up quite content indeed. This is also an organic wine, giving you that feeling that you are really sampling some food and drink made the way it was meant to be!
Wairarapa Pinot Noir
Moving swiftly back to the soothing reds, you knew there would have to be at least one Pinot Noir in our list of the best red wines for autumn. Such is the versatility of this ever-popular style of wine, the lighter tannins and deep cherry or plum-like undertones make it perfect with autumnal dishes such as roasts and even cold cuts.
If you are planning a dinner party of any kind over the next month or so, then we recommend getting a case of Wairarapa as it is as drinkable as it is soothing.
Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages
Finally, we have decided to stick in a Beaujolais as the last red wine to sample this autumn. This wine has enjoyed somewhat of a resurgence since being one of the food and drink trends of the 1980’s. It is unbelievable to think that the grapes in this wine were still on the vine just this summer but no one can argue with the fruity flavours this wine always delivers.
The light tones in this wine make it a perfect accompaniment to vegetarian dishes and salads, which may still make it to your dinner table in the early stages of autumn. Aside from that, Beaujolais are always quaffable in any weather, making it a fantastic party wine.
These five wines offer you all you need in terms of autumn vinos and with this in mind, we think there is something there for everyone. Be sure to peruse the rest of the Octavian site to see how else we may be able to help you with all things fine wine – from cellarage to wine maintenance.