With Fall in Full Swing and the Holidays Approaching William Chris Vineyards Announces Fall Pairing Guide + Holiday Wines
Fall Pairing Guide was Written by: Kelsey Kramer CMS level II, WSET II, and a Certified Texas Wine professional and wine education for all!
With fall in full swing and the holiday season quickly approaching we wanted to share WCV’s fall pairing guide and holiday wines. Written by Certified Texas Wine professional, Kelsey Kramer, this guide will help your readers stock their dwindling wine shelves full of drinks that dare to pair with the season! I’m talking wines that evoke gold and garnet leaves, that warm up a brisk night and that will stand absolute at tables laden with good food.
In addition to the below fall pairing guide, wine lovers can look forward to enjoying the 2019 Pétillant Naturel this holiday season. Pétillant Naturel translates to “naturally sparkling” and uses one of the oldest known methods for making wine called Mèthode Ancestrale. Whether enjoyed at Christmas or New Year’s Eve, It’s the perfect wine to add a little sparkle to the end of the year.
2019 La Pradera Roussanne, Texas High Plains
This first wine has been glistening next to our Chef, Josh Tye’s, original food pairings– 2019 Roussanne from La Pradera Vineyard. Not only does the rich golden hue of this Roussanne set the stage for any dinner table, it is also suggestive of the wine’s aromas and flavors. Is that honey notes that I am detecting, or hazelnuts and golden hay? Pair with roasted vegetables and anything savory that you would top with crushed toasted nuts.
Let’s face it, we wait all year long to pull out the recipes for this season. Making it through all of them may sound like a challenge, but our 2018 La Pradera Cinsault has the unique ability to zap a palate back into action…even after helping number three. Flavors of the pure red forest berries will uplift dishes like roasted loin of pork, green beans almondine, and goat cheese salads. Even better, this wine will pair to the notorious challenge at the Thanksgiving table- cranberries! And while this delicate and juicy Cinsault will act like a cherry glaze to pork, we have a complement to bolder delicacies like charred beef tips and Prime Rib au jus. Our newest release, 2018 Hunter, brings velvety fig and plum to a decadent table. Pair 2018 La Pradera Cinsault with your favorite fall-time table runner and a couple bottles of 2018 Hunter with dim lighting and a Spicewood fire.
Sometimes the season brings so much food to the table that you just can’t pick what to pair to. We understand! Or maybe your gatherings are potluck style and wine-pairing is a mystery. Select 2018 Texas High Plains Mourvedre as a universal wine for your table of veggies, potatoes, beef, and even soy-based Asian cuisine if that is your style! This wine blends Mourvedre grapes from several vineyards so that where one set of vineyard conditions might promote spice and depth another might promote fruit and brighter tones, leaving you with a little bit of everything that tastes like Texas in a single glass!