It might not feel like it right now with everything that's going on in this crazy world, and the not knowing if we will be able to invite loved ones into our homes and around our Christmas tables. But, why not thinking about what are you going to be cooking and what drink will you be serving?
Well, we might just be able to help you out.
If you're serving up a ham or gammon as a roast this Christmas (yum) you will need a more substantial wine with it than when you serve ham as a cold cut. Which also really depends on the glaze you choose for the roast.
Ham glaze recipes vary hugely but generally include some element of sweetness like honey to counteract the saltiness of the meat. There may also be some spices in the glaze too, which calls for a red wine with generous ripe fruit, in other words, an element of sweetness too.
Providing your glaze isn't too sweet we have the perfect grenanche for you to serve! From the south of Australia, Woodstock The Octogenarian Grenache 2015 this wine is sourced from 90 plus-year-old vines grown in sandy soils.
Dark garnet-red in colour and concentrated looking and much more savoury than sweet on both nose and palate. With aromas of dry earth and brown spice, then layers of poached plum, mulberry preserve, and cranberry sauce. Tannins are fine and smooth and woven through an uncluttered palate. Maturation without barrels a masterstroke. Halliday's Wine Companion gives this wine 95 Points!
We hope this helps answer your question on what to drink with a ham roast this Christmas!