If lamb is your main course, red wines are your best option. Lamb's slight gaminess calls for an earthy but not overpowering wine, so our line-up includes selections from countries that are known for their love of lamb - France, Spain, Chile and Greece. The Guillon Bordeaux and the Gigondas from the southern Rhone Valley are both highly rated and deservedly so.Special wines for a special meal.
Lamb is synonymous with Greek cuisine, and the Saint George made from agiorgitiko grapes has bright fruit notes, balanced tannins, and a long finish. Delicious. There's a Crianza Rioja from Marques de Caceres that's a "can't-go-wrong" red; an earthy but not overwhelming Cab from the Vina Santa Rita in Chile, where they've been making wines for over 135 years; and a sleeper, the Piedrasassi Syrah from Santa Barbara, a wine more in keeping with California's rich fruit offerings, inky and chewy.