Lirac Rouge 2018, Lafond Roc-Epine, France
Paola once asked the winemaker what food he’d recommend with this rich, spicy Grenache-led blend from an appellation near Chateauneuf-du-Pape called Lirac.
Among the suggestions he gave was salad. A frisee salad with bacon and potatoes maybe. The point is that while we tend to think of big reds for winter and lighter reds for summer, there’s no rule. Especially if summer is a bit tardy.
Wines like this are also great with BBQ. If you are doing butterfly lamb or steak, then this is your wine. Or just enjoy it after the meal as the night draws in and the temperature drops.
Your Christmas rib of beef deserves this. Also available in magnum.