Bet­ter wine

Th­ese lovely drops are a match made in heaven with your fes­tive feast

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Team th­ese lovely drops with your fes­tive feast

Clas­sic feast WITH ROASTS AND FRUIT CAKE

RED MCW 660 Re­serve Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon Don’t be afraid of bolder reds in sum­mer – they can pay off in spades. This menu suits this medium-bod­ied cab sav down to the ground! Lash­ings of silky cassis and blood plum flavours will bring to life the pro­teins, while the spice and dark choco­late will re­ward gen­er­ously with the fruit el­e­ments and richer as­pects of the meal.

WHITE MCW 660 Re­serve Chardon­nay The most ver­sa­tile grape in the vine­yard is also an all-rounder at your ta­ble! This chardon­nay is a cool-cli­mate style, so the bright cit­rus and peach flavours are per­fect to cut through the rich­ness in the meal while cel­e­brat­ing the el­e­gance of the white meats. PS, to get the best out of this wine, take it out of the fridge 20 min­utes be­fore serv­ing.

Veg­e­tar­ian feast WITH A TOUCH OF VE­GAN

RED MCW 480 Shi­raz This yoghurt-dom­i­nant menu needs a red wine with bright acid to cut through the cream and el­e­vate the dishes. This el­e­gant cool-cli­mate shi­raz will bring its mor­eish dark fruit and hints of pep­per spice to play really well with the earthy style dishes, while not be­ing over­whelmed. The medium-body style is per­fect for a sum­mer day when slightly chilled.

WHITE MCW 480 Sau­vi­gnon Blanc

A great sum­mer op­tion for this meat-free menu, the her­ba­ceous notes of this sav blanc work really well with the rootveg­etable el­e­ments in the dishes, while the lively trop­i­cal fruit flavours will make the fresh sum­mer pro­duce sing!

Seafood feast WITH A TROP­I­CAL TWIST

RED MCW Al­ter­nis Tem­pranillo The el­e­gance and medium-bod­ied style of this Span­ish na­tive will make the plum and prosci­utto in the menu of­fer a great depth of flavour with its palate of black­cur­rant, pome­gran­ate and dark cherry. This juicy and vi­brant wine is young and fresh with­out over­whelm­ing the del­i­cate seafood in the menu line-up. A real stunner served chilled.

WHITE MCW Al­ter­nis Ver­mentino This is the ul­ti­mate seafood wine! Vi­brant and min­er­ally, this wine will play really well with the cit­rus in the dishes and cut through the richer el­e­ments of the tri­fle for a re­fresh­ing fin­ish.

Pork belly with black pep­per cherry caramel

Grilled prawns with sweet corn

Beet­root and orange salad

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