Well, that’s how I recall that particular episode! The wine should have been a chilled bottle of Picpoul de Pinet, the local wine from this sea hugging edge of the Languedoc. Its a classic with sea food; just a perfect match.
But, despite having a tub of fresh seafood in the fridge, a ‘really near its use by date’ chicken won out and became the food accompaniment for the evening. A free-ranger stuffed with a mix of Goan Red and Wild rice mixed with chopped, fried, liver and onions. A stridently flavoured stuffing.
The wine/food combination was not a bad match by any stretch, the high acidity taking the liver and wild rice stuffing in its stride. The lemony, floral edge was fine with the chicken.
But you just have to ask… what would the partnership with the mixed seafood have been like?
Wine Tasting Note: Domaine Félines Picpoul de Pinet, 2007, Languedoc, France.
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Fresh, crisp and lively. Lemony, a touch of herb and a mineral edge give this a distinctive flavour. Dry. Alcohol 13%. Medium to full-bodied.
[ out of 5] Scribblings Rating – 90/100