'Seven Numbers 7' Furmint 2018, Puklavec, Slovenia
You know that problem when you've got some people coming over and some of them only drink Viognier or Gavi and others like a Chablis? The solution is this fantastic Furmint (know locally as Šipon) from Slovenia. Gently floral, with some rich citrussy and stonefruit notes, and some gentle spicing; there's waxiness to the texture but it still feels sprightly and lifted. Made from grapes grown in a single vineyar with 40-year-old vines.
It's a great Christmas all-round and will bring joy to your glass. Try with that Christmas Eve fish pie, a smoked salmon started or even a roast turkey crown.