New Wines for Autumn
We’ve stocked the shelves with new wines from France, Portugal and beyond, ready for Autumn drinking.
Below, you’ll find some of the best Autumn wines, such as a traditionally made Cremant sparkling (a great addition to the fridge) and impressive Loire Valley and Saint-Emilion reds. We have added two zesty whites under £10. Plus, full bottles of Louis Roederer Champagne; it’s perfect as a gift or for entertaining. And for something unique: a flavoursome, aged Madeira from the 1999 vintage.
As the nights start to get colder, let’s take a look at some of the great Autumn wines available right now. Autumn wines typically have a warming quality, great for taking the chill out of short Autumn nights. Here are some half-bottle wines you can try out as popular wines shift from chilled Summer flavours to warm, spiced flavours.
Crisps, refreshing Loire Valley Whites
Jean-Francois Baron Muscadet Sur Lie 2020 – Crisp, bone dry and refreshing, with a slight saltiness too. This is excellent value and the ideal wine to match an autumn vegetable risotto or soup.
Domaine des Bruniers Quincy 2021 – A Sancerre-like Sauvignon Blanc at a very good price. Mouthwateringly juicy, a great wine to match butternut squash stew or curry with a chilli kick.
New Autumnal French Reds
Domaine Filliatreau Saumur-Champigny 2019 – Peppery, refreshing red with medium body, delicious forest fruits and herb flavour and firm acidity. Brilliant to match herb-encrusted lamb or nut roasts.
Petit-Figeac Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2016 – Structured Bordeaux from 41% Cabernet Franc, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot. Cellar till 2030, or decant now to enjoy with beef dishes. Alternatively, sip over a cool Autumn evening.
Traditional Method Sparkling & Champagne
Leon Beyer Cremant d’Alsace Sparkling – Traditionally made sparkling at an attractive price. Made from the Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerrois grapes, and aged for 2 years. It’s perfect for keeping in the fridge ready for a treat!
Louis Roederer Collection 243, 75cl bottle – For great Champagne, Louis Roederer has always been our favourite. A brilliant wine never disappoints, with finesse and flavour from 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. A fine gift and great for entertaining.
From Muscat to Madeira
Chambers Rutherglen Muscat – Full, fruity and decadent! This luscious fortified wine gives Tawny Port a run for its money. Try with a cheese and fig or nut board (particularly blue cheese), chocolate desserts or meat plates.
Justino’s Madeira Colheita 1999 – Decades old, this mellow, layered Madeira is the perfect gift when looking for something unique. Sweet but with plenty of acidity to prevent it from being heavy. Try with chocolate torte, shortbread or coffee desserts, or as a digestif
Those looking to try out any of the Autumn wines mentioned can find them available here at The Little Fine Wine Company. Whether you want to try a taster with our selection of half bottle wines or to get a full size bottle for an upcoming dinner party, you can find some of the best Autumn wines here.