They may conjure up memories of sunny days spent in the south of france, but wines from provence are not just to be had over the summer; they are to be enjoyed all year round!

Here we have matched the different styles of Provençal wine to traditional Christmas dishes and delicacies. Try them for yourself this December – you will not be disappointed!

1. For a Christmas Eve shellfish feast…

For a traditional Mediterranean shellfish banquet on Christmas Eve, pick a white wine from Provence. Provence white wine comes from the Rolle grape variety (also known as Vermentino) and is fresh, bright and full-bodied. Lemon citrus and pear flavours make it excellent with fish.

2. For a smoked salmon starter…

A light starter of smoked salmon blinis with dill is the perfect treat before a festive lunch. A lively, crisp and dry Provence rosé has enough bright acidity to cut through the oiliness of the fish and complement its delicate flavour.

3. For a vegetarian nut roast…

A classic dry Provençal rosé or youthful red is always a welcome accompaniment to Vegetarian cuisine. The delicious red berry fruits pair well with nuts and legumes. For a Provençal twist add some goat’s cheese to the recipe and make this paring extra special.

4. For a traditional roast turkey Christmas lunch…

The assortment of rich sauces, ingredients and textures in a traditional Christmas lunch call for a flavoursome red wine with a full-body. A premium mature Provence red which has spent time ageing in the barrel is perfect and will be able to stand up to the strongest of flavours.

5. For Boxing Day leftovers…

The cold Turkey and vegetable remains served on Boxing Day are a treat when paired with an elegant and dry Provence rosé. Fruity and smooth, Provence rosé complements white meat dishes and salads beautifully.