Cold is creeping in. Today there was frost on my windscreen and there is frozen turf on our industrial estate here in Annesley!
The cold affects wine.
Red wine is generally best at room temperature and it now takes quite a while for bottles to warm up when fetched from my cellar.
I normally open and put the bottle next to the stove whilst we are making supper and by then it is ready to drink!
2006 Rioja Bodegas Palacio
A fantastic meaty and spicy Rioja yet it possesses a lightly oaked touch and a fresh fruity balance of acidity that makes it stand out as an elegant and modern style of Rioja. Good for the winter cold and I could even suggest Rioja for a bonfire night wine?