For those that have been reading a while, you are well aware of my love for lobster. I recently took a class at Backlabel Wines on all things lobster and the perfect wine pairings. We learned the correct way to break down a lobster, the proper way to butter a bun for the perfect roll, and the precise ratio of mayo to lobster meat for ultimate enjoyment. Throughout the meal we enjoyed four different wine pairings that were all perfect for a summer day.
The lineup included:
Toreta Vineyards Posip 2013 White Wine
Copain 2014 ” Tous Ensemble” Chardonnay
Chateau La Rame 2014 Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
Szigeti Sparkling Rose of Pinot Noir
I really enjoyed both white wines. While they were drastically different, depending on my mood I could go for either one, and both really did enhance the lobster.
The Toreta Vineyards Posip was light and refreshing, with hints of salinity and a nice minerality, it was bright and juicy to cut through the rich lobster. Posip is a white grape native to Croatia. The lobster on the bottle is a clear reminder of the perfect seafood-pairing wine.
My other favorite of the night was the Copain Chardonnay from Anderson Valley, CA. This was the complete opposite end of the spectrum, rich and buttery but still not oaky, it was much fuller bodied and enhanced the rich lobster flavors.
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