Seafood Pasta and Provencal Wine Pairings
We were gifted this bottle of wine; après tout, wines of this caliber are not in my normal wine budget. It is such a special bottle that it actually made me nervous when it came to pairing it with food.
I fretted for weeks about the menu. When doing some research, I found this sentence in a review by James Suckling: “I think that the 2013 Château d’Esclans Garrus may be the best rosé ever made.” Oh, the pressure!
I had a world-class rosé in my future and I didn’t want to blow it with a bad – or even mediocre – food pairing. Continue reading here for David’s tasting notes on this special bottle of wine by Château d’Esclans (details below). He decided to pair the wine with an Italian-inspired (Amalfi coast)Rock Spaghetti (Spaghetti allo Scoglio), a seafood pasta with clams, mussels, shrimp and more.
Winery: Château d’Esclans
Appellation: Côte de Provence
Grape Varieties: Grenache 50%, Rolle 50%
Average Retail Price: United States $100
Contributor blog post by: Provence WineZine