9 November 2011

A little glass of rosé with dinner

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!

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