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In the press: Festive wines selected by the critics

Featuring four of our new vintage wines

As your Christmas planning eeks up a notch, your mind may be turning to which wines to accompany your festive meals over the next few weeks.

If you're spoilt for choice, the great news is that some of the industry's most prestigious wine critics have picked out a few of our wines as part of their recent Christmas lineups.

First up is Domaine Begude's 'Elegance' Chardonnay. This lightly oak-aged, organic white was selected by The Telegraph's Wine Columnist Victoria Moore, as part of her 'Toasts of the town' November 2023 feature:

"If you like Chablis, try this luminous yet comforting Chardonnay. Very gently oaked and made with mountain grapes, grown on Begude's Limoux estate. Hello, smoked salmon..."

Wine expert Susy Atkins picked out Hacienda Albae's Tempranillo for her 'Make merry and party' feature in this month's Delicious magazine:

"A soft, rounded tempranillo with bags of bramble and cooked strawberry fruit, plus a dash of wood spice. Doesn't require food but could take on party classics such as pigs in blankets."

Columnist Charlotte Kristensen picked out our organic Terre di Marca Pinot Grigio for her 'Boxed beauties' feature in You magazine:

"Crisp, characterful wine from a pioneering sustainable UK company. A delightful apéritif, this also pairs well with veggie, fish or poultry dishes."

And finally, The Telegraph's Wine & Drinks Correspondent Susy Atkins selected Domaine Reverdy-Ducroux's Sancerre for her November 2023 piece on the best bag-in-box wines for Christmas:

"Here’s a premium wine in a box, a fine Loire Valley sauvignon blanc with zesty lemon and grapefruit that zip across the palate, with a lip-smacking mineral finish but enough ripeness to round it out. I would happily serve it with fish pie, shellfish or a grilled goat’s cheese salad."

In her Telegraph piece, Victoria Moore says "...don't fret about having the right glass for the right drink: it's their contents, and the company, that matters." And we couldn't agree more.

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