Wine for Roast Turkey?
I need help - my Dad was in the hospital over Christmas, so we are doing Christmas Mark Two this weekend. I have never hosted "Christmas" and I need wine recommendations. My Dad's a ummm...Mateus with turkey kind of guy, but he does like red wine most of the time. I was hoping for something a little less...low brow? And I live in Ontario, so I'm contending with the LCBO.
Can anyone suggest a favorite pairing? Given the LCBO's meagre holdings in some areas, even just a grape and country would be good. I was leaning towards a Pinot Noir...
Thoughts? Thanks so much in advance!
Pinot Noir would work; so would a Cru de Beaujolais, like a Morgon or Brouilly. And so would a Zinfandel, depending upon the stuffing and other side dishes.
The LCBO has released some southern French roses (Cote du Rhone, Rousillon, I believe) which, as suggested above, can be a good match. Check in the Vintages section, not general listing. Or go with something fruity and juicy, like a gamay (like the Beaujolais mentioned) from Ontario or BC.
Oh, and yes... Mateus is still being manufactured.