I paired this wine with a bruschetta (lightly toasted sliced french bread rounds that were brushed with Ecco Extra Virgin Olive Oil) http://www.rutherfordranch.com/products/product.php?productid=16154&cat=258&page=1 ), then topped with a thin spread of fig preserves, fresh goat cheese, a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes and topped with lightly fried prosciutto. To finish these appetizers, I placed them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, and placed them in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for about 5 minutes or so, to crisp the prosciutto and warm the fresh goat cheese. I love the flavors of the fig preserves, with the creaminess and slight tang of the fresh goat cheese, hint of heat from the red pepper flakes, the sweet and sour taste of the balsamic vinegar, and the saltiness of the prosciutto along with this wine. I hope you try this wine and suggested food pairing.
Try the suggested products as well, and let me know what you think! Note: The french bread rounds we sliced almost an half inch thick and baked in a pre-heated 350 degree oven. You get 12 appetizers with a half of a French bread. I used six slices of proscuitto and cut them in half to have 12 pieces to artfully top each appetizer.
Note: I used Bonne Maman Fig Preserves http://www.bonnemaman.us in the preparation of the bruschetta. It is all natural and delicious. Note: This was a sample provided by Bonne Maman. SRP $5.75