Wines for Easter Lamb
Celebrating the Festival of Eostre by feasting on a leg of Lamb this weekend? So are we!
We’ll also be toasting the arrival of spring with these delicious accompaniments:
Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon: Pioneering winemaker’s flagship wine for the last 30 years, Montes raised the bar for Chilean Reds, leading the way in water sustaining, dry farming viticulture. Velvety Tannins, dark fruit and ripe acidity will help your roast leg of lamb shine!
Chateau Bonnet Reserve: 2015 Merlot from the Right Bank of the Gironde is drinking magnificently right now. Herbs and stewed red fruit with a bit of structure and umami from the Cabernet in the blend works beautifully with Lamb Chops, Salsa Verde and New season potatoes.
Fatalone Primitivo Reserva: Organic viticulture, natural fermentation and 2 years cellaring in large oak casks. This is rustic and rich Southern Italian winemaking at its best. Brooding, stewed dark fruit with rich, toasted spice notes matches perfectly with middle eastern spiced, slow roast lamb shoulder.
Quinta da Vegia Solo Franco: This Central Portuguese blend of Tinto Roriz, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Amarela is unoaked and elegant, rich with fruit and herbs, but fresh with soft tannins. This is the kind of wine you can open when you, inevitably, make a shepherd’s pie because you bought way too much meat for 1 weekend!
Remember shop local where you can, our lamb for the weekend is sourced from www.craghousefarm.com in Cookridge, highly recommended.