The Rosé Revolution is upon us, so with samples in the fridge chilling, wine menus printed, glasses polished and the ice bucket dusted off we can now sit and enjoy a lovely well chilled glass of the pink stuff.
For dinner I made a plate of smoked salmon, added some freshly picked and blanched broad beans and asparagus, some very finely sliced salad onions and finely snipped chives. I made a ponzu dressing and we had a plate of green salad and some Milawa sourdough on the side.
Sounds too perfect? Reality was ..... I threw this lot together after helping kids with homework, took a quick photo, tossed dinner down with a swill of La Rayre Rosé, gave the husband a peck on the cheek as he came home and I headed out to book group.
When I returned home, the house was quiet and the evening still balmy. Then I could sit and relax and really enjoy a glass of the La Rayre Rosé at leisure with the husband. The La Rayre rosé 2009 is a great drop and from a great vintage. For me it is summer, a beautiful fresh and well balanced wine. It is a deep pink/red color and seems to go with just about everything.
The wine: Château La Rayre Bergerac Rosé, 2009 (merlot, cab sav and cab franc)
The dinner: Inspiration came from a recipe from Gourmet Traveller Dec 09/Jan 10 - Salmon carpaccio with citrus ponzu dressing by Andy Harris. http://gourmettraveller.com.au/salmon-carpaccio-with-citrus-ponzu-dressing.htm My version is only very loosely based on this recipe!