I am sure everyone knows how to make a risotto – my particular culinary tour de force. Chicken, decent chicken stock, onion and garlic, plus whatever vegetables are on hand combine with rice to a rich, creamy ‘comfort food’ dish. Here we have chicken and broad beans; there are a few chopped porcini and sun-dried tomatoes lurking in the mix too.
Wine Tasting Note: Lurton Finca Las Higueras Pinot Gris, 2005, Mendoza, Argentina.
From Waitrose for £4.79.
I was certain I had detailed this wine here in the recent past.
It is one of the few wines that I repeat-purchase. Offering great value it is a versatile food wine that pairs perfectly with a risotto; whether enhanced with a little Parmesan, a splash of cream or one with a citric blast of lemon. Reasonably full and rich the weight, coupled with a gingery bite to the flavour, lifts the palate from the humdrum you often find at this lowly price point to a great mid-week tipple. Alcohol 12.5%.
Scribblings Rating – 92/100