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This Week We're Drinking...

30TH NOVEMBER - 6TH DECEMBER 2020

With the festive season upon us, our hand-picked Seasonal Selection is a chance for you to discover something new to drink this Christmas, and learn more about some traditional favourites too.

 

Each week we’ll profile a different bottle from our Seasonal Selection, and as we expect you to be enjoying your wine alongside something delicious to eat, we’ll let you know the perfect food pairings to enjoy alongside too.

Fortnum's Saint-Romain

Saint-Romain is a predominantly white wine appellation in the Côte de Beaune, Bourgogne, where the vines grow at 400 metres above sea level in a natural amphitheatre of limestone.

 

Here, Vincent Girardin has harnessed altitude, soil and the Chardonnay grape to produce a textured white wine, with balanced limestone minerality that's pure pleasure to drink. 

 

This wine has beautiful aromas of honeysuckle and ripe pears and plums. The palate is bracing and delicious with notes of apple and pear. A mineral ‘caillou’ character is the hallmark of great wines from Saint Romain and its delightful salty mineral streak will make it an ideal foil for rich dishes.

Perfect Pairings

Perfect Pairings

 

Scottish Smoked Salmon

 

The crisp fruit character of this wine makes it delicious alongside fish dishes. Our smoked salmon has been produced by hand at every stage; from the careful selection of premium, firm graded fish to the hand filleting and hand salting. 

 

 

Glenarm Salt-Aged Rib of Beef

 

Exclusively available at Fortnum's, this superb beef is hand-selected from the Glenarm Estate in Northern Ireland and then dry-aged for 28-42 days in the producer's authentic Himalayan salt chamber, the first in Europe. The bold, fruity notes of our Saint Romain pair beautifully with this succulent beef. 

 

 

Free Range Goose

 

This magnificent bird comes from Worcestershire and roams freely in vast acres of hilly green paddocks, allowing them to feed on nutrient-rich grass which forms a major part of their diet. Their feed is supplemented with grain grown on the farm, the result of which is a well-proportioned, superbly tender goose with plenty of flavour. 

 

Our Full Seasonal Selection 

 

Our Seasonal Selection is a seasonally inspired curation of food and wine pairings that draws on the combined expertise of our wine and food departments.