May 14, 2010
timetospa wine expert Jérôme Ottenwaelter recommends
this perfect pairing:
2006 Morgon "Vieilles vignes" by Guy Breton, Gamay from France
Let's have guiltless fun: Fish? Red tonight,
no white, thank you. And for an exotic recipe
where tons of flavors explode, why not an old
vine from one of the most traditional regions
Finding a wine that would resist this recipe
without overpowering it was the challenge,
and to do so while being balanced with all
components, from swordfish to curry, and
jalapeno to mint.
Gamay is often good-humored in Beaujolais,
but in Morgon it develops a whole new
dimension, where playful becomes elegant,
and earthy shows the exuberance of the
ground. You may be surprised by the fireworks
created with this association.
- This wine retails at around $22 per bottle.