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Sip Into Christmas with Great-Quality Tesco Finest Festive Wines

Set the bar high this season and elevate your Christmas get-togethers with this year’s festive range of Tesco Finest wines and Fine Wines. Whether you’re enjoying a cosy night in with friends, serving up the big meal itself, or gifting that special someone, there’s something to suit all taste buds and price ranges.

Made in partnership with a variety of respected producers and cooperatives, Tesco’s Finest wines are competitively priced and explore different regional styles from both Old and New World. Get ready to celebrate a season of special moments with distinct rich flavours and textures and discover the perfect pairings for your upcoming festive feasts.

Fiona Whelan, Wine Buying Manager at Tesco Ireland said: “We are continually introducing new products to our Tesco Finest range to keep it fresh and exciting, and with our new range of Fine Wines, we’re really encouraging customers to set the bar high this Christmas and elevate their wine pairings throughout the festive season. Due to popularity, we have now extended our Fine Wine offering to 43 stores across the country, with plans to extend further next year.”

To get your shopping list started, Tesco Ireland has compiled the perfect go-to list of Tesco Finest Wines:

Tesco Finest Prosecco Doc 75cl

(RRP €18/ €13 Clubcard Price until 31st December 2023)

Made from grapes sourced from a single area overlapping the finest vineyards in Prosecco, this is an elegant sparkling wine with a lingering finish, full of citrus and pear flavours and peach blossom aromas. Serve chilled as an aperitif or with a salmon starter.

Tesco Finest Premier Cru Brut Champagne 75cl

(RRP €38 / €35 Clubcard Price until 31st December 2023)

Made from grapes from the Premier Cru Vineyards that are fermented in stainless steel tanks and matured in bottle for 30 to 36 months. This extra maturation makes for very fine and elegant flavours of citrus, green apple and brioche with a fine mousse.

Tesco Finest Sancerre 75cl

(RRP €22)

Made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes produced in the famous vineyards of Sancerre. This dry, crisp wine has intense flavors of citrus and tropical fruit with a long creamy finish. A great match for goats cheese and salads.

Waterford Estate Chardonnay 75cl

(RRP €39/ €31.20 Clubcard Price until 31st December 2023)

This wine is produced from one of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in South Africa, planted in 1988 on granitic and red clay soils on Waterford Estate. With subtle hints of vanilla and oak giving way to lime and tangerine notes, this wine is very crisp and has pronounced quince and lemon flavours backed up by subtle richness. Characterised by a bright, pale straw colour with a long, clean, mineral finish.

Tesco Finest Ribera Del Duero 75cl

(RRP €15 / €12 Clubcard Price 31st December 2023)

From the high plains of northern Spain comes this modern expression of Tempranillo. The extreme temperatures give intense red fruit flavours, while maturation in oak barrels provides structure and delicate spice notes. A versatile food wine that pairs well with roast pork and wild mushrooms.

Tesco Finest Signargues Cotes Du Rhone Villages 75cl

(RRP €12 / €10 Clubcard Price 31st December 2023)

From the most southern of the Côtes du Rhône Villages, Signargues, known for richer, more intense wines. This rich blend of mainly Grenache and Syrah grapes offers opulent dark fruit flavours such as blackcurrant and cherry, with comforting warm spice on the finish. Pairs well with ratatouille, burgers, and Comté cheese.

Tesco Finest Chateauneuf Du Pape 75cl

(RRP €25.00)

Made by respected winemaker Julie Rouffignac from traditional grapes sourced in the Rhone region. This wine is full bodied due to the "galets roules" stones which released stored day time heat at night, helping to ripen the grapes evenly. This rich wine reveals complex flavours of forest fruit, black cherries, spice and peppery finish that really demands food. Pairs well with lamb chops, BBQ ribs, mushrooms and Saint Felicien cheese.

Tesco Finest Saint Emilion Grand Cru 75cl

(RRP €20 / €16 Clubcard Price 31st December 2023)

Made from the highest quality Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes, this wine is aged in oak for 2 years, which creates a complex wine, with black fruits, spice and cedar Exceptional classic local grapes from Bordeaux have been harvested from vineyards on the right bank of Bordeaux’s Gironde estuary to create this smooth, full bodied red wine. It has been carefully blended to obtain the typical blackcurrant, cedar wood and savoury spice flavours of Montagne Saint Emilion, and brings out the best in roasted meats, pork or baked root vegetables.

Visit one of 167 Tesco stores nationwide for more.

Slán go fóill.


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