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Try this Provencal White Wine with Salmon

As we turn our thoughts to spring, some foods and wines come to mind immediately. On the food side of things, my mind turns to spring vegetables: asparagus, peas, and fava beans. For wine, I find it time to leave the wintry red wines for a while and focus on the crisp, bright, floral whites. That isn’t to say I don’t enjoy a red with a steak in the summer or a rosé in the dead of winter. But something about rebirth in the spring begs for a white wine like the Château Sainte Roseline Cru Classé. Read more about this wine pairing here.

The Vineyard

Château Sainte Roseline
83460 Les Arcs-sur-Argens

This 110 hectares vineyard is inland from the Gulf of St Tropez, and the wines fall under AOP-Côtes de Provence. There are 11 grape varietals grown on the property, producing red, white and rosé wines. As long ago as the 10th century, a hermit named Roubaud determined that the land with a natural spring was an excellent place to settle. What followed was a chapel and a cloister, both of which were designated historical monuments in 1980. In the 14th century, Château Sainte Roseline was established as a vineyard, one of the first in Provence. The Cru Classé designation was granted to the vineyard wines in 1955. Today, the Teillaud family owns the property and a sister vineyard Château des Demoiselles.

Salmon Recipes

Crispy Salmon with a Lemon Risotto
Quick to prepare this salmon dish is a light main course any time of the year. The wonderful thing about risotto is you can make it the main event, slow down the cooking and occasionally stirring while you chat with your guests.
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Crispy Salmon and Lemony Risotto
Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa
This light but delicious recipe is minimally adapted from the original recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi. It's a wonderful meal that suits any season but would beautifully accompany a glass of white wine on a fantastic summer evening.
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Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa
Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade
This dish is a great centrepiece to enjoy with some field greens, risotto, and a bottle of top-quality French red wine.
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Easy Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade
Provençal Herbed Salmon with Roasted Vegetables
This recipe was inspired by one that I found in The New York Times. Enjoy the tastes of Provence with a hint of Italy.
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Provençal Herbed Salmon with Roasted Vegetables
Risotto with Smoked Salmon, Chèvre, and Lemon
This dish serves 2 as a main course or 4 as a first course.
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Salmon Risotto with Goat Cheese

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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 favourite Provençal village where we (readily) adopted that certain joie de vivre, established dear friendships, and, to this day, endeavour 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 The Modern Trobaors and Provence WineZine. There is never a shortage.

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