Deux Roches 'Macon-Villages' Tradition Blanc 2015
Produced by the recently hailed Burgundy Winemakers of the Year, and medium gold in colour, this chardy asks an age-old question: how do you like dem apples? Green apples, to be precise, along with citrus, floral and mineral notes. As a 2015, it’s in a softly hedonistic and honeyed style that’ll make daily consumption a refreshing tradition of your own.
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- 100% Chardonnay
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From the producer
This is a medium gold wine, with an aroma of green apples, citrus, supported by floral and mineral notes, all of which are balanced on the palate with an mineral finish.
The vineyards of Burgundy run along a 250 km long and 5-6 km wide prehistoric limestone ridge that runs through the valleys carved out by the river Soâne. This wine made from vines on north-westerly facing slopes is allowed to mature late into the harvest season and develops physiological ripeness slowly, under stress, in a precarious continental climate
The grapes are pressed slowly in a pneumatic press. The free-run juice is then drained and left to settle at low temperatures. It then undergoes alcoholic fermentation malolactic fermentation, and is aged in vat until the following Feburary/March.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Seared scallops & vegetable fettuccine with saffron beurre blanc
- 2 carrots, peeled
- 2 green zucchini, ends trimmed
- 375g dried fettuccine pasta
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 12 (about 320g) scallops, without roe
- Saffron beurre blanc:
- 125ml (1/2 cup) white wine vinegar
- 2 purple eschalots, peeled, finely chopped
- 4 whole black peppercorns
- 1 tsp saffron threads
- 180g chilled unsalted butter, cubed
- 2 tbs fresh lime juice
- 2 tbs finely chopped fresh chives
- Salt & freshly ground white pepper
- Use a vegetable peeler to slice the carrots and zucchini lengthways into thin ribbons. Use a small sharp knife to cut the ribbons lengthways into thin strips. Place the carrot and zucchini ribbons in a bowl and set aside.
- To make the saffron beurre blanc, place the vinegar, eschalot, peppercorns and saffron in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is reduced to about 2 tbs. Strain through a fine sieve into a small frying pan. Discard eschalot, peppercorns and saffron. Place the frying pan over low heat. Add the butter, 1 cube at a time, whisking constantly and adding another cube only when the previous cube has been completely incorporated. Continue until all the butter has been incorporated. Remove from heat. Stir in the lime juice and chives. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain. Place pasta in large bowl. Add the carrot, zucchini and half the saffron beurre blanc. Toss gently to combine.
- Heat the oil in a small non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the scallops and cook for 1 minute each side or until brown and opaque. Remove from heat.
- Place pasta in serving bowls and top with the scallops. Drizzle with remaining beurre blanc and serve immediately.