16 Oct 2007

The nimbleness of the sparkling and the Salmon’s force

picada del sabado

When I came to live, here, in Argentina, I admit that I didn't understand a lot about wine. I drank that the other ones considered good and that I liked. But the concept of good is something very subjective. Maybe is good for me, but cannot be for you. So, as much as in the art had aesthetics parameters the same thing happens in the wine’s world. Certain rules exist that made that a wine was be considered good. Like acidity, balance and terroir among other things. How my father was transferred to Portugal, and stay in this country for 10 years. I had the opportunity to travel many times to Europe. I made myself a great one appreciative of the Portuguese and European wine. Also, now, I appreciate new world’s wines. too But, returning to the question, as I live in a wine country manufacture I would to have learn some thing more about that. And whit my husband, that is a great partner too, we decide begin a wine lessons I have certain predilection for the sparkling wines, like cava and Italian prosecco. But here I to have been discovering excellent sparkling, as Baron B Rosé, Chandon Couveé Pinot Noir that this latest harvest disappointed me , and Nieto Senetiner Brut nature.


When you saw Brut Nature in a sparkling wine, means that the wine doesn't have sugar adding. The sugar is made by the own wine. This kind of wine (brut nature) falls very well with appetizers and meals, but not with desserts. This sparkling is made with Pinot Noir grapes and to clarify for the method charmant (although I prefer to the traditional one)

Their color is pale salmon with bubbles persistence and in profusion. Smells like raspberry, caramel with almonds and toasted bread. In the mouth raspberry and toasted bread, balanced acidity and the good persistence

salmon ahumado

In this Saturday I opened a bottle and I made some appetizers, with Parmesan cheese, smoked salmon, pâté, and bread made with olive oil I also made these small rolls that the base was: cut salmon in slices and filed with ricotta cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper and dill, with poppy seeds in the top


Valli said...

From the pate to the wine, it all sounds like the perfect arrangement for guests!!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Oh Sylvia, your Salmon Photo should win an award! It is soooooo beautiful!
Unfortunately, I'm not a wine drinker, I'm more a beer kinda girl :o)

Kelly Mahoney said...

What a spread! That looks delicious and so impressive for guests.

Gloria said...

Sylvia, beautiful, beautiful pictures, really and I like your comments of wine, and your appetizers!!! so good , I am posted differents appetizer at my blog if you want to see later. But your pictures are wonderful!!! xxxxGloria

Cynthia said...

So how come I was not invited to the tasty appetizer party.

Thanks for your thoughts on wine.

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