Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wine Review: Schramsberg 2008 Brut Rose`

This wine has a lovely pink hue. The bubbles are small, tight and ongoing in your flute. The aromas are of bright red fruit, like strawberries and watermelon. There are also slight notes of brioche and orange zest. The palate mirrors the nose, with those light, bright red fruit flavors and a bit of toast. This wine has great balance, with nice acidity and a nice finish. This wine is a great to sip alone, but is a wonderful wine to be paired with food.

 I paired this wine with a seasonal appetizer that was listed on their  Tour de France Menu at Mimi's Cafe in West Little Rock. This bruschetta was composed of a slice of baguette with roasted garlic and melted Parmesan cheese, topped with sun dried tomato pesto, a slice of Roma tomato, blue cheese crumbles and real bacon bits; it was a steal for three treats at $4.99. I must admit I ate two in the restaurant and saved one to pair with this lovely sparkling wine, and I was right on point with the pairing! Sometimes you just don't feel like cooking, especially in the heat of summer. So, take out food and wine can be a good thing! I loved this appetizer, and will be creating my version at home.

I would also pair this rose` sparkling wine with goat cheese, especially Cypress Grove Chevre's Humboldt Fog and Purple Haze goat cheese, salmon, lamb chops, chicken, even southern fried chicken; the sparkling wine has enough backbone and acidity to make for a great pairing. Also, pork, especially prosciutto.

Picture of Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese Recipe

Try this recipe by Anne Burrell and tell me what you think http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/grilled-prosciutto-wrapped-figs-stuffed-with-goat-cheese-recipe/index.html  I just ate them as an appetizer and not on top of a salad. Note: This wine was a sample provided by Wilson Daniels LTD http://www.wilsondaniels.com SRP $41.00

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