Sunday, March 20, 2011

Frenched Salmon

Looks like Spring has almost sprung - at least for today. Seems like a good time for the first outside BBQ of the season.

756. 2008 Domaine de La Renaudie - Cuvee Albert Deuis (AOC Touraine - France)

A little unexpected for a Loire grape, this wine is actually based on Malbec - or Cot - as it's called there in France. Unlike the Argentine Malbecs that we've become used to, this was still really earthy in its profile. That might have made it suitable for a day spent partially in the garden and it's certainly right up Boo's favoured profile on the palate, but I think I still prefer my Malbec to be more fruit forward.

We may have started it off with the BBQ salmon, but it matched up way better with the runny brie that we had for dessert.

Bring on the sun.

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