Seasonal drinks to savour this autumn

Autumn is in the air – and with it seasonal clothes, weather and wines.

Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 8:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 11:38 am
Try gin with the flavours of India this autumn

Here are nine drinks to fall for this season.

Davila (£13, www.finewineservices.co.uk) is a blended white from the more southerly O Rosal region of Rías Baixas.

Ben found it has a freshness to it with good hints of citrus.It was somehow delicate and complex at the same time with herbal notes complimenting the zestiness. dishes.

From the same region is the Pazo Senorans, from Salnés Valley (£16, Virgin Wines or Selfridges.)

This has aromas of nectarine, fresh figs, orange zest and white flowers. There are dry, citrus flavours and a mineral-driven finish.

Sam tried the Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir, a subtle yet lively red that deceives even the most discerned wine drinkers’ palate - fruity, but still well-bodied.He drank with a cheesy pasta dish and the berry undertones complemented beautifully. It is £15 from Amazon and www.thewinesociety.co.uk.

Altano Organic Douro Red 2017, tasted by Kian, and £11 from Waitrose, is organic and vegan. He found it fruity and not too overpowering, with a distinctive Portuguese flavour.

Apothic Red is a bold and distinctive wine with a name fit for Halloween. It’s a Californian blend of four grapes with a dominant deep cherry flavour. It costs £10 from most stockists.

For a rich and spicy drink, Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin has hand-picked botanicals from all four corners of India. We enjoyed with orange tonic, though it can also be the basis for autumnal cocktails. It costs £34.95 at thewhiskyexchange.com.

White wine may not be your first choice in October, but Warwick The First Lady is a chardonnay worth breaking with tradition for. It’s a young, fresh and lively sip, far from heavily oaked expectations. It is £10 from the Ministry of Drinks.

Famille Hugel Classic Pinot Noir 2015 (£17.99 from St Swithins Wine Shippers) is autumn in a glass.

A classic, and classy, light red, it is the perfect mate for roasted or grilled meats.

Miguel Torres Cordillera Carmenére 2014 is another fine option to fit in with your vision of toasting by a roaring fire while the wind howls outside.Expect an aromatic, powerful aroma that translates to the indulgent taste and fine tannins.

It costs £15 from Mumbles Fine Wines.