Pair your Christmas with the best wines

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Days of celebration, reunions and meetings are approaching, in which wine and food will be the protagonists of our tables. Choosing a good harmony can be decisive to become “the perfect host”, since a good union offers excellent nuances and sensations.

If you want to find the perfect pairing between the best wines and a good Christmas menu, we tell you some keys that will help you during these special dates. 

  1. Look for balance and take care of the proportions, because if you overdo the quantities, the opposite effect may occur.
  2. You must pay attention to the way the food is cooked, because the final result depends on its cooking point.
  3. Keep an overall view of the dishes and glasses to be served.

 

Therefore, we are going to select several typical Christmas recipes that can be combined with some of the best Familia Martínez Bujanda wines:

To begin with, you can’t miss a board of Iberian sausages and cheese as an appetizer, they are easy to serve and always look good. We recommend Cantos de Valpiedra that combines perfectly with these products, it accentuates the flavors thanks to its intensity, besides its smooth palate. It is also perfect for sobrasada and pâtés.

If fish or seafood cannot be missing in your Christmas menu, you can accompany it with Finca Montepedroso Verdejo, as its acidity increases the mild flavor of the fish, highlighting the notes of apricot and peach. As it has a great intensity, we suggest the “cabracho” cake, a saltwater fish, ideal for these dates.

For meat lovers, two traditional dishes, suckling pig and lamb, are a must this Christmas. On this occasion we bet on a pairing with Clavis, a signature wine made with grapes from  the Pico Garbanzo plot, which after 18 months in French oak barrels stands out for its intensity and freshness. There are several ways to cook these meats, we offer you two examples, suckling lamb chops villeroy style or suckling pig baked in a wood oven in thel Segovian style.

And as a final touch that can not miss, a good dessert. We have the ideal wine to accompany it, Finca Antigua Moscatel Naturalmente Dulce, with a fruity and silky flavor that favors the pairing of all kinds of fruits or sweets. As it is a fresh wine, thanks to its acidity, we suggest pairing it with coconut flan or sweet orange fritters.

Although, if you want to share with your loved ones your passion for wine, we offer you a special pairting lot, which includes 2 bottles of Cantos de Valpiedra Crianza, characterized by its freshness and balance, 2 bottles of Finca Valpiedra Reserva, ideal for lovers of intense wine and which has 94 points in the Peñín Guide. This lot also includes 1 bottle of Finca Montepedroso Verdejo on lees (D.O. Rueda), a clean and velvety wine. And finally, Finca Antigua Moscatel, the first sweet wine produced by Familia Martínez Bujanda that enhances its volume and sweetness.

 

Now you have no excuse not to cook this Christmas, follow our tips and surprise your family with the perfect pairing. How would you pair these wines? Do you know any recipe that you can recommend? We would love to see your proposals! Send us some of your Christmas dishes!

 

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