Monday, December 12, 2016

Wine Pairing: Clams in green sauce, and "Boletus edulis", served with two wines from Algueira, Ribeira Sacra, Galicia (Spain).

Winter is proposing offers of authentic taste. For a special dinner ,   we chose two wines no less special . Both from the same winery, Algueira. We started with a seafood clams fresh, top quality , cooked on a green sauce, with white wine by the way,  a traditional and tasty dish that I have learned  from my grandmother through my mother. For the occasion, Brandan, a fruity, fresh white wine, from Godello grapes , fresh and fruity, with a balanced mix of acidity and green fruit, ideal accompaniment to shellfish. Any other fruity white wine, Riesling,  Treixadura, Albariño, a Chardonnay pairs pretty well with this dish.

For the rice we have chosen a very special wine , a wine grape native Galician from Algueira Winery Merenzao 2011. A very personal wine , which is notable for its vibrant purple color , so fruity aromas from Atlantic deciduous  forest , laurel, red fruits of the forest. At the same time we perceive that this wine, at the same time,  is unctuous, with much glycerin, petting palate when drunk , that opens our senses . Definitely a pretty odd wine that will delight lovers to try new flavors . The Merenzao grape is without any doubt a surprising gift. A tasty great wine perfect to pair with boletus mushroom; in this case served , first, as a carpaccio starter , but as a main course as rice . A pleasure for the senses . 

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