Southern Rhone Wine Tasting Paired w Foods

2 Apr

Sat. S. France

Wine & Food Pairing

Wineries Lori and Ray visited recently (see earlier blogs)

Francios - owner of Domaine de la Solitude

April 2, 2011

4-7pm, with Vineyard Road

Guest House at Solitued

Wine Food
07 Piaugier Sablet Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Clairette, Roussanne, Marsanne Rich White S Rhone France 13.5%, 2007 This famous white wine has a fresh & complex nose, is delicious & long on the palate Peppadews stuffed with Honey Lavender Fromage Blanc We made this once before and it was a hit!  We stuffed peppadews from South Africa with Nettle Meadow’s fromage blanc for a sweet and spicy treat. Fromage
Domaine de la Solitude, Rose, Bright nose, cherry and cool strawberry palate offset by a spicy, serious finish. S. Fr., 13 %, 2009, Fourme D’Ambert Blue Cheese Cow, France. This blue cheese is injected with Vouvray moelleux, a sweet white wine from Chenin Blanc grapes.  Very creamy.
La Grange de Piaugier Grenache, Carignan, Cinsaut, Syrah, Smooth Red, Cotes du Rhone, FR., 13.0%, 2008  Dark fruit & stone in the nose; clean, clear, w. integrated fruit & minerals on the palate, nice acid, tannins & length Wild Boar Saucisson Sec

D’Artagnan Saucisson is a traditional French sausage using garlic and thyme to deliver a wonderful texture and taste.

Domaine de la Solitude, Syrah & Grenache, Smooth Red, Cotes du Rhone, Fr. 13.5%, 2008, Mahogany, minerality and fruit on the nose; balanced, with fruit, spice, twiggs, etc. on the palate; excellent Morbier Raw milk Cow, Jura France. Strong aroma but a mild, creamy taste.  Distinctive by the vegetable ash in the middle. This cheese is a wonderful melting cheese, although it also makes quite an impression on a cheese plate.
Chave Mon Coeur Grenache 50%, Syrah 40%, Carignan 10%, Smooth Red Cotes du Rhone, Fr. 13.5%, 2008. So. France, Bright, dark fruit on the nose, rich, but elegant, with good acid and length. Roasted Eggplant Tapenade Cups

We had this appetizer during our recent trip to S. France. Simply put Mt. Vikos Roasted Eggplant spread in Sable & Rosenfeld’s Party Cups…a quick and easy appetizer!

Piaugier Le Rêve de Marine, Syrah, Bold Red, S. Rhone, Fr., 13.5%, 2008, Classic SGM Cotes du Rhone, intense nose w black fruit, on the palate, black licorice, black raspberries and notes of dried figs

Lamb Merguez Sausage

Lamb Merguez, the spicy sausage from North Africa, is a popular street food in France, where vendors grill the links until crisp and lightly charred and serve them with mustard.

 

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