Vinsobres Southern Rhône Wine and Spicy Lamb Shanks
Once again, I think I was very lucky with this pairing. I was serving Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks to friends who drink only red wine. And only red wine from France. Picky, picky.
We had just returned from three glorious weeks in Sicily (stay tuned for a post about Sicilian rosé!), and the wine rack – at least the rack of quotidian wines – was pretty bare. But there was this bottle of Vinsobres sitting there.
…Continue reading here for details on this interesting, and perhaps daring, wine pairing with Vinsobres a red wine from the Rhône Valley. Persian spices as David confirms are complex with layers of sweet, sour, floral, and spicey. It’s not every wine that can stand the test, but this one did:
Winery: Domaine Chaume-Arnaud
Appellation: Vinsobres – the most northern part of the southern Rhône appellation
Grape Varieties: 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 10% Mourvedre
Average Retail Price: $20-24 USD
Contributor blog post by Provence WineZine
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