Chris Hill - Wine To Match Your Veg!
Friday, 16 November 2007
If you're good, and eat your greens, Chris Hill will show you what wines to match them with!
NAME: CASABLANCA SAUVIGNON BLANC
PRODUCER: CASABLANCA ESTATE
VINTAGE: 2006 ( SOON TO 2007 )
COUNTRY REGION: CASABLANCA / CHILE
GRAPE VARIETY: SAUVIGNON BLANC
A crisp, dry wine reminiscent of a very good Sancerre or Pouilly Fume. A bouquet bursting with ripe gooseberry and tropical fruits followed by lively refreshing flavours and a long dry finish.
FOOD MATCH: Vegetarian Stir-fry
BUY IT: Off Licences Nationwide
NAME: Casa Silva Colección Chardonnay
PRODUCER: Viña Casa Silva
COUNTRY REGION: Chile - Colchagua Valley.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Chardonnay
Yellow with green hues. Soft buttery aromas and complex palate, this Chardonnay demonstrates a gentle citrus and mineral style and an agreeable and persistent finish
Currently owned by Mario Silva and his family, the winery was voted 'Best South American Wine Producer' at the 2000 International Wine & Spirit Competition.
FOOD MATCH: Greek Salad with feta cheese
BUY IT: Off Licenses Nationwide
NAME: Mommessin Beaujolais Villages
COUNTRY REGION: France, Burgundy
GRAPE VARIETY: Gamay
Deep, ruby color. Well-developed bouquet of violets and red fruits. Ripe and dense flavours of strawberry and raspberry are balanced and elegant.
FOOD MATCH:Italian pasta dishes: Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
BUY IT: Restaurants Nationwide
NAME: Pinot Noir
COUNTRY REGION: New Zealand, Marlborough
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
TASTING NOTES: An arresting and powerful bouquet of wild and gamy scents mingled with redcurrants and rooted with an earthiness the French might call terroir. The palate is equally intriguing. Ripe tannins give easy access to the raspberry, strawberry and black cherry fruit evolving into liquorice and wood spice with smoky tones from aging in French oak casks. Serve with stir-fried strips of venison with French beans and snippets of smoked bacon and a splash of the wine.
FOOD MATCH: Raw veg selection with dips.
BUY IT: Off licences Nationwide
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