Smoked Salmon Pâté
Hoopla Chardonnay, Napa Valley,
This fresh and juicy wine has some luscious fruit characters due to its long steel, unoaked fermentation. This wine delivers some exceptionally juicy, ripe flavours of pineapple, ripe pear and apple and there is a noticeable warmth and creaminess! A wine such as this Californian gem is always a pleasure and it is certainly a great choice to enjoy alongside a salmon pâté complimenting the creaminess and flavours perfectly.
Barafakas Yfos White, Peloponnese, Greece. £13.99
Bright lemon-green in colour, this aromatic white wine blend has some lovely persistent aromas of exotic fruits, bitter citrus, jasmine and even rose accents. Dry in style, it is a wonderful combination of Gewürztraminer, Malvasia and Kydonits grapes - all perfectly suited for a strongly flavoured pâté. Aromatic wines are a great choice to enjoy with strongly flavoured fish dishes like this one because their high acidity enhances the distinct saltiness of the sardines. Add a few other grapes to the mix for extra elegance and you have a match made in heaven!
Roasted New Potatoes With Garlic Aioli And Courgette Chips.
Domaine Christian Bellang Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Burgundy, France, £19.99
Pinot Noir is always a fantastic wine to enjoy alongside roasted vegetables. Light in body, Pinot Noir has some fantastically earthy flavours that will sit nicely alongside the toasty roasted flavours of the potatoes. The breadcrumb and courgette combination here will offer quite a delicate fusion so you wouldn’t want the wine to overpower the food at all making this elegant red wine an excellent selection!
Mr & Mrs Fine Wine - The Wine Bank, Independent Wine Merchant & Bar
IWSC Independent Wine Retailer of the Year 2018