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What Is The Best Wine To Go With Sunday Roast Dinner?

Ah Sundays, what not to love about them? Whether it's a day of snuggling up on the sofa and catching up on your favourite TV show or getting jobs around the house done, there is one thing to look forward to - a hot and delicious cooked dinner.

And if there is one thing that goes hand in hand with a roast dinner, it's a bottle of wine.

 

Complete Your Sunday Roast With An Amazing Wine Pairing

Sunday lunches are made perfect with the right bottle of wine. Below you'll find a breakdown of our most popular choices of wine so you can find the perfect pairing for your Sunday roasts.

 

Red Wines

Bordeaux

Round and opulent balanced by a lift of acidity, a bottle of Bordeaux wine is the ideal dinner companion. It's full-bodied with aromas of red fruit such as black currant and plums to elevate the taste of a joint of juicy beef.

Try: Dubosq Bordeaux Claret

Cabernet Sauvignon

A full-bodied bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon has sufficient tannins with notes of oak and bitter orange peel flavours. It's a great pairing for richer joints of beef, as the tannins work great with the tough texture of beef helping to bring out its delicious flavour.

Try: Deer Point Cabernet Sauvignon

Pinot Noir

Light and fragrant with tangy crisp acidity, Pinot Noir proves to be a perfect match with fatty lamb joints. With elegant aromas of red fruits such as cranberries, raspberries, red cherries pair very well with the hearty flavours in this dish.

Try: Santa Carolina Reserve Pinot Noir

Shiraz

A dry and fuller flavoured wine, Shiraz has a smooth taste often accompanied with hints of black pepper and cloves. Its firm tannins make it another great pairing for a well-seasoned, juicy joint of beef.

Try: Percheron Shiraz

Rioja

A fruity choice with a dominant cherry flavour yet a tight structure, Rioja is the ideal companion for a succulent dish of roast lamb.

Try: Carrizal Tempranillo

Côtes du Rhône

Fresh and tangy, a bottle of a Côtes du Rhône wine has a dry style with a hint of a floral profile. This makes it great for pairing with a tender and flavourful leg of lamb.

Try: Cotes Du Rhone Les Parcelles

 

White & Sparkling Wines

Chenin Blanc

This is a very fresh, clean and nutty variety that often boasts tangy apple and pear flavours. You'll find that a bottle of Chenin Blanc will take your roast pork to the next level.

Try: Percheron Chenin Blanc

Chardonnay

Medium-bodied with moderate tannins and tangy fruity flavours, a lightly oaked Chardonnay will stand up beautifully to any joint of aromatic roast chicken.

Try: Red Rock Chardonnay

Prosecco

A delicious light-bodied option with vibrant and fresh fruity flavours, both roast turkey and chicken make the perfect companions.

Try: Prosecco Le Dolci Colline

 

FAQs

Is red wine the only option for a roast dinner?

Of course not! Although red wine is the most popular option for roasts, you can also serve sparkling or white wine with your Sunday lunch.

Which type of wine pairs best with roast beef?

Bordeaux and Shiraz both match perfectly with roast beef.

What's a good wine to drink after a roast dinner?

Sauternes, Port or Muscat are all fabulous after dinner and make the perfect red dessert wine.