After an all too short Indian summer, it fair to say that autumn has taken hold and as the leaves are falling and the evenings begin to draw in, our appetites tend to move towards richer, more robust dishes, the same goes for our wines.
Just a few short weeks ago I may have been writing about pairing a light Pinot Grigio or a juicy Rosé with a zesty salad, today the wines I have chosen below are all about roasts, hearty casseroles and cosy evenings in beside the fire.
My first choice is from is from Navarra, which is one of Spain’s oldest and most unique wine regions Spain. Ars Nova (€12.99 down from €17.49) is a rich, savoury, complex red.
Moving to Italy now for the wonderfully-rich Villa Novare Ripasso (€14.99 down from €20.49) which is a wine much more closely related to Amarone than most other Ripassos.
For my last selection I have chosen a biodynamic wine made by superstar winemaker, Alvaro Espinoza. Coyam (€16.99 down from €22.99) is rich and powerful but still softly-textured, it's a bit like a Chilean take on Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
So if you are looking for a warming Autumnal red this weekend you won’t find a better wine than one of the above, and to top it all off, you will receive 10% back on your loyalty card with all wine purchases right across the bank holiday weekend, so there can be no excuse not to treat yourself!