I always have a hard time finding a wine I like to serve with delicate seafood and certain vegetables. Some wines really distract or take a toll on the flavors often found in these dishes.
This changed however when I started serving the Italian varietal known as Vermentino with the aforementioned foods.
A while back I posted about the 2006 Uvaggio Vermentino having some great qualities to stand up with difficult wine-food pairing combinations like asparagus.
Jim Moore, winemaker and proprietor of the Uvaggio label, recently contacted me to let me know the newest vintage of Uvaggio Vermentino has been released and is currently in stores for our drinking pleasure. Thanks for the call Jim!
Last night I served the 2007 Uvaggio Vermentino with a simple roasted salmon that I dusted with smoked paprika, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon; broccolini and brown rice were served on the side. The wine complemented the flavors perfectly.
I urge you to give this alternative white wine a try. Remember, we had this conversation already? You all agreed you were going to give alternative white wines a try?
The Uvaggio Vermentino is a good place to start.
I really like this wine because it is not overdone and will not overpower the food you are serving.
I could taste every bite of the salmon and the wine complemented the food well without detracting from the flavors and textures.
The versatility and vibrance of this wine makes it a pleasure to drink.
The 2007 vintage is pale gold in color with a light fruity aroma of melon and citrus. Its good acidity and neutrality on the palate make it perfect for serving with many foods.
It is also a wonderful wine to serve with appetizers as it won't overwhelm the palate.
Give it a try, at least you'll be able to say you did. Because that's important right?
So what did you have to drink last night? Anything interesting?