Deep Fried Peach, Strawberries & Sour Cream paired with Moulin Touchais Coteaux Du Layon 1996
About the Dish:
Chef Liebman’s dish is fresh and light with some buttery notes from the deep-fried peach. With sour cream and basil, this dish is somewhat more savoury than sweet, and as such, doesn’t call for an overly sweet wine. This semi-sweet Chenin Blanc is perfect. The rich, oily notes from the deep-fried peach, pair well with the toasty notes in the wine; while the fresh peach and basil work wonderfully with the lily, quince, and mineral notes of the wine.
About the Wine:
This semi-sweet Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley is a rare find for Canadian oenophiles. Produced by the same family – Moulin Touchais – who founded the winery in 1787, the wine is smoothly sweet, but not cloyingly so. With a residual sugar of 80-90 g/l (ice wine’s residual sugar sits at between 150-225 g/l) this wine is fresh, with notes of wet stone, minerality, quince, lily, and brioche. This un-oaked wine is produced with late-harvest Chenin Blanc grapes and naturally fermented in concrete, epoxy-lined tanks. Bottle-aged a minimum of 10 years before it’s released, this structurally-sound wine boasts an outstanding aging potential of at least 70 years! This is a fantastic, less-sweet alternative to the famous Sauternes, and considerably less expensive.
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