Tasty Côte-Rôtie Red Wine Pairing for BBQ Season
By David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine
Côte-Rôtie Red Wine
It’s grilling season. And I have to say that Rhône Valley wines are pretty perfect for pairing with grilled meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and fruits. Why is that, I wonder?
I don’t want to get into the science side of things. For one, I am not really qualified. Really, this is about Provence in the summer. The ease, romance, beauty, and flavour. Summer food with summer wines. Sigh.
To celebrate the ease of entertaining in the summer season, I made grilled steak sandwiches. Easy enough, watch for the recipe in the Perfectly Provence directory. Of course, we had to drink something with our meal. So why not a red wine from Domaine de Corps de Loup (Cuvée: Marions-Les!) from the Côte-Rôtie in the Northern Rhône Valley? We thoroughly enjoyed this well-balanced red blend (80% Syrah, 20% Viognier).
Wine growing in the Côte-Rôtie appellation has existed from Roman times. These robust sun-drenched wines are considered some of the best of the Côte du Rhône production.