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Thursday 1 November 2018

Two Co-op Reds for Autumn

Two Co-op reds for Autumn

As the nights draw in and the days get chillier, bigger, spicier reds are needed to match with hearty, gamey autumnal foods.

The Co-op has two new wines - a focused Old World Portuguese red and Big Red from Australia with plenty of fruit.

Vila Real Rabelo Red 2015 (£6) dark fruits, sour cherries, hints of woodsiness, liquorice, spice and pencil shavings; fresh with fine, firm tannins and a good structure. Improves with aeration.


Match with red meats such as roast lamb or a beef casserole.

Vandenberg Adelaide Hills 2017 (£10) ripe, pruney fruit, cool mint and spice; supple and substantial with rounded tannins. Slightly porty.


Match with garlic-and-rosemary roast lamb.

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