La Pêche Mignonne
2013 Pays d’Oc I.G.P. White, Les Vins Harmonies, France
French white wine, Available in all IGA banner stores
Selected, assembled and aged by François Chartier «Créateur d’harmonies», at Clos des Augustins, 111, chemin de la Vieille, 34270 Saint Mathieu de Tréviers, France.
Complementary ingredients for a successful harmony
Pair this chardonnay and grenache blanc blend with your favorite recipes containing one or more of the following ingredients: apricots, peaches, honey, coconut, camembert and brie type cheeses, brown rice, pecans, maple syrup, pork, salmon, lobster, shellfish, pineapple, yellow apples, butter, caramelized onions, curry, and many more.
This literally is a white wine for red wine lovers! It was assembled in Languedoc, more specifically from the Pic Saint-Loup area, where is located the Mézy family’s Clos des Augustins, the place of origin of this vintage selected by Chartier «Créateur d’harmonies» and composed of chardonnay, grenache blanc, rolle, roussanne and marsanne varietals. It is both round and slender, full yet mineral and it leads us straight on the aromatic paths of peaches, apricots, nuts, honey and coconuts. It is complex and refined and it is a delight to drink, especially if you serve it cool rather than cold, between 14 and 15 ºC, ideally after spending about 5 minutes in a carafe. It will shine served with a pork tenderloin and its fruity salsa (apricots/peaches), as well as with a platter of soft flowered rind cheeses with roasted pecans.
Origin / Terroir / Vinification
Originates mainly from the Pic Saint-Loup AOC, but part of it also originates from bordering non-AOC areas. It was assembled using grenache blanc that grew on conglomerates, chardonnay that grew on marl and rolle (vermentino), which grew on argillocalcareous soil. Moreover, the Mézy family’s Clos des Augustins domain is a biodynamic viticulture operation. The chardonnay and rolle were vinified in barrels over fine lees, while the grenache blanc from very old (45+ years old) vines was vinified in casks over lees for 6 months. At the very end of the blending process, we also added a new cask of chardonnay in order to magnify the desired aromatic path. The result is what I like to call a “white wine for red wine lovers”.
– APRICOT STUFFED PORK ROAST
– PASTA ALFREDO
– PASTA CARBONARA
– MUSHROOM PASTA
– PORK TENDERLOIN WITH APRICOT/PEACHES SALSA
– APRICOT/MAPLE/NUT PORK BALLOTINE
– PORK AND CHICKEN FRICASSÉE WITH PINEAPPLE AND COCONUT
– LOBSTER IN A COCONUT BOUILLON
– SALMON WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA
– INDIAN CURRY
– THAI COCONUT SOUP
– EGGS BENEDICT WITH SMOKED SALMON
– CHEESE AND NUTS PLATTERS
Don’t forget the 800+ recipes in the 4 volumes of the Papilles pour tous! recipes collection, where you’ll find many recipes on the same aromatic path as this white wine from the South of France. Stay tuned for more recipes created specifically for this wine on this Website in the coming weeks.