Mastronardi Estate Winery‘s richly robed and incredibly jammy full bodied 2010 Baco Noir is the perfect wine for Mulled Wine. Serving Mulled Wine is a festive touch to any holiday gathering as warm spicy aromas of cloves, cinnamon, and ginger fill the air.
Here is a recipe provided by Mastronardi that perfectly showcases the Baco Noir:
- 2 x 75 cl bottles of 2010 Mastronardi Baco Noir
- 1 orange stuck with cloves
- 2 oranges sliced
- 2 lemons sliced
- 6 level tablespoons granulated sugar or honey
- 2 inch (5 cm) piece cinnamon stick
- 2 level teaspoons finely grated fresh root ginger or ground ginger
- 2 tablespoons fruit liqueur such as Cointreau, Grand Marnier or cherry brandy (optional)
Put all the ingredients in a saucepan with 1.5 litres of water then heat to simmering point, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved. Keep it barely at simmering point for at least 20 minutes – but do not boil or all the alcohol will evaporate.
This can be made in advance, then re-heated just before the party. Serve it warm in half-pint mugs (in which case there will be 12 servings) or else in 24 sturdy wine glasses.
I’ve often wrapped up a bottle of Baco with the ingredients in a decorative holiday basket to give as a great gift.