Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Knowledge of the White Grapes

Is a indigenous white grape grown on Cyprus notably , it is blended with Mavro grapes for the production of Commandaria, a well- known Cypriot dessert wine, Xinisteri matches well with tuna carpaccio as it will with fish and seafood Mediterranean recipes, green salads, light chicken dishes and goat cheese.

Is a golden-skinned grape used to make dry and sweet white wines, most notably in France and Australia,. Semillon grapes are used to produce a variety of different wine styles including Sauternes and Barsac, from Bordeaux. In fact , Semillon grapes make up 80% of the blend in Chateau d' Yquem, the most expensive and famous dessert wine in the world. Fish and shellfish of any type are a perfect match as is poultry . Pasta with white sauce also makes a good pairing.

'Sauvignon Blanc'
Is a green-skinned grape variety which originates from the Bordeaux region of France. The grape gets its name from the French word sauvage (wild) and blanc (white) due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. Sauvignon Blance is a very food- friendly wine and terrific for appetizers such as artichoke , vaggie dishes or dips, garlic or Italian seasonings in creamy sauces , fragrant salads- like Greek, Caesar or Garden, Thai food, fish(sushi), poultry and the list goeson... 

Originates from France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand. Chardonnays boast an impressive range of flavors from the expected buttered , oak overtones to the fresh , fruit flavors of apple, pear, tropical , citrus and melon , leaving a lasting palate impression . Chardonnay will pair well with poultry dishes, pork, seafood or recipes that have a heavy cream or butter base. 


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