Wines for comfort food

18th February 2016

Domaine Saint-Martin Cité de Carcassonne £7.49/75cl (selected stores and online)
This light Merlot/Cabernet blend cuts through the rich flavours and still retains its character. It’s full of berry fruit and quite crisp, with just the right amount of authority for these hard-to-match flavours.

Drink it with... Cheesy shepherd’s pie
The rich flavours of this hearty supper dish won’t disappoint.
Get the recipe in this week’s Waitrose Weekend, free to pick up from your local Waitrose.

Try it now: Wines for comfort food

1. Recchia Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore £11.99/75cl
This has a deliciously ripe, fruity texture, and enough edge to cut through the pie’s cheese and its meatiness. It’s a great cheese wine, and sits perfectly with this feel-good dish.

2. Errazuriz Estate Series Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 25% OFF at £7.49/75cl (was £9.99, offer ends 15 March)
Full and aromatic, without too much reliance on oak, with a silkiness to the texture.

3. Jean-Luc Colombo Les Gravières Crozes Hermitage 25% OFF at £10.49/75cl (was £13.99, offer ends 29 March)
An elegant wine of plums and blackberries, with complex smoky, spicy aromas.

4. Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 20% OFF at £8.79/75cl (was £10.99, offer ends 15 March)
From a family vineyard in Padthaway Valley, this is rich and opulent, with raspberry and mulberry flavours and hints of mocha.

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