Tomato Gelée, Pan-seared Scallop, Tomato and Olive Salad, Finished with Tomato Foam. Paired with Dom
About the food & Pairing: Tomato Gelée, Pan-seared Scallop, Tomato and Olive Salad, Finished with Tomato Foam
Flavours notes of tomato can often be found in the chardonnay grape, therefore, they do many times end up being a good match. Since tomatoes are an acidic food, they often clash with highly acidic varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, overriding the wine’s acidity and flavour. However, when tomatoes are paired with a medium- to full-bodied, oaky Chardonnay, it works well. Chardonnay is less acidic, and here, the buttery notes compliment the acidic sweetness of the tomatoes, while the rich olive oil texture of the dish, enhances the wine’s creamy, full, and round texture.
About the Wine: Domaine Bouchard père & Fils , Meursault, Burgundy 2015
An old chateaux, Domaine Bouchard was established in 1731, and boasts several Premiers Cru and Grands Cru vineyards in the Côte d’Or region. This serious Chardonnay hails from the beautiful and prestigious Meursault commune on Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune. You can tell straight away from the nose, that this is a complex, high-end wine. It’s very intriguing, with medium- to high-acidity, and delicious notes of white peaches, apricots, and flowers. Fit for royalty, it’s classic and elegant, with good length on the finish, and even though the price is quite high, it is worth every penny.