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What to Eat with Gold Medal Wine Fleur de L’Amaurigue

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine:

It almost feels like cheating…When you prepare for a wine pairing, and you go into it knowing that the wine has already won a Gold at the Concours Général Paris or, as it is known colloquially, the Oscars of wine, your expectations are naturally high.

I am always happy when my expectations are exceeded. Fleur de l’Amaurigue, from Domaine de l’Amaurigue, is the craft of winemaker Jean-Marie Quef, who grew up at Château Miraval

…Continue reading here to read our tasting notes on this well-balanced wine made with 60% Grenache, 40% Cinsault grapes from Côtes de Provence. This gold medal wine is a pleasure to drink and pairs well with fish dishes. In this case, I chose to create an appetizer of zucchini ribbons filled with tuna, lemon, anchovy, and capers. Enjoy!

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Susan Newman Manfull

Susan Newman Manfull

It was love at first sight when my family and I arrived in the charming village of Lourmarin for a short vacation, nearly 20 years ago. We returned home to Portsmouth, New Hampshire and the next thing I knew we were planning a much longer sojourn in that village and making arrangements to enroll our daughter in the local school there. That led to buying a maison de village— actually two, then a courtyard, a parking spot, and a bergerie— in our favorite Provençal village where we (readily) adopted that certain joie de vivre, established dear friendships, and, to this day, endeavor to blend in with the crowd at Café Gaby.

We no longer own property in Lourmarin, but we continue to hang our hats there frequently and gather fodder for our souls and for The Modern Trobaors and Provence WineZine. There is never a shortage.

The Modern Trobaors , conceived in 2008, is about all things Provence: its markets, hilltop villages, lavender, art, literature, culture, history, food, wine, and news. Provence WineZine, launched in August 2014, focuses on wines from the regions of Provence and the Southern Rhône Valley—with a special emphasis on Provence's world-renowned rosés—and the men and women who make them.

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