Wine: William Chris Vineyards, Malbec Rose’, 2017
Pairing: Homemade Cornish Hen Soup
Notes: The grapefruit notes in the wine paired nicely with the citrus notes in the soup. However, this wasn’t a pairing that blended together it was a pairing that didn’t detract from each other. The Rose’ tasted just like it would had I drank it on its own and the soup tasted just like it did when I ate it alone.
This goes to show us that all pairings do not need to blend together. When it comes to pairing wine, you just don’t want it creating a sour or yucky taste on your palate.
Would I pair these two together again? Of course, especially on days when you are having soup but don’t necessarily want to be warmed up or left feeling hot; the wine provides a nice refreshing taste on the palate and leaves you feeling comfortable as far as temperature is concerned.
Well that concludes this week’s pairing, I hope that you enjoyed it. If I get enough requests, I will post the recipe to my homemade soup on the blog. In the meantime, try this wine with chicken soup or chicken and dumplings and then let me know your thoughts. Also, if you want more notes on this wine and my visit to William Chris Vineyards; check out my previous post: Happy Anniversary in Hye, Texas (Sept 8, 2018).
XOXO, Salu’d, Smiling Danny