Raise your glass for the festive season with Rosé Champagne at £25.5, or Haut-Médoc claret at £14.75. The Decanter team has put together a value lineup from UK supermarket chain Co-op for the festive season, ranging from the seasonal classics to offbeat explorations. The majority of our selection is under £15.
Ten years on, the Les Pionniers Vintage Champagne 2013, by Piper-Heidsieck, impresses with its complex yeasty palate and richness on the nose.
Also from the classics league, Château Lamothe-Bergeron 2018 of the Left Bank is a reliable choice for hearty red meat feasts. Opt for sour cherry-driven Santa Vittoria’s Barolo 2018 and Villa Boscorotondo Chianti Classico 2020 for tomato-based dishes.
The Chilean Irresistible Pinot Noir 2021, from Co-op’s own private label range, is a more delicate, lighter food wine option at just £8.
Nautilus’s Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2022 is another one of our favourites that elevates your usual ‘fragrant and crisp’ experience with this grape. Château Olivier’s Le Dauphin 2021, of Pessac-Léognan, is an excellent comparison in style, which boasts weight and spices thanks to blending partner Sémillon and oak ageing.
For those seeking something different for the dinner table, try the juicy, dark fruit-flavoured Irresistible País of Bío Bío Valley, Chile, or the rose potpourri-scented Irresistible La Courbe from Valais – the supermarket chain’s first-ever Swiss wine.
And we can always return to the solid Irresistible Pedro Ximenez Sherry for a comforting dessert alternative, or for sipping next to the fireplace.