Menu Matcher - Seafood
Muscadet is the champion of seafood, the glorious, crisp, fresh rapier like acidity the perfect foil for the sweetness of the fish. However, other wines work well also; Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay are all contenders and it is also worth having a flutter on a good quality rosé. Many partner the noble oyster with Champagne but Chablis or even Muscadet works better.
50cl Bottles Manzanilla, La Gitana - Bodegas Hidalgo, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
| Manzanilla is the lightest and driest of all sherries and can only be produced in the town of Sanlucar de Barrameda where the unique micro-climate allows a special growth of flor (yeast) to grow on the surface of the maturing wine, protecting it from oxidisation. La Gitana is an absolutely classic example of this unique wine; it is beautifully balanced, fresh and delicate with a touche of sea-saltiness and a pure, nutty-fruit zestiness.|
This wine exudes freshness and there is a distinct aroma of a salty breeze and seaweed on the beach in the morning. It has an ultra clean lazer-sharp crispness. This wine has not much more alcoholic strength than some white burgundies. Best served from the fridge with seafood and tapas. A little is also great poured into soups. Once opened it should be kept in the fridge and will keep well for up to 3 months.