Summer’s here in Boston, Ma which means Rosé wines to enjoy. I’ve found a perfect pairing for you to try. Chateau Saint-Pierre Cotes de Provence Rosé wine paired with Nettle Meadow Honey Lavender goat cheese made in Warrensburg, New York and readily found at Whole Foods grocery store. If you can not find this particular brand of Rosé wine, I think any light Rosé wine from Provence would work too. French Rosé wine from Provence – One thinks of rugged landscape good for grazing sheep and goats, lavender, sage, herbs de Provence, artists Cezanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Monet, Deval. Give it a go and enjoy! Your psyche will thank you.
Here’s a simple summer dinner or a quick appetizer for guests.
Slice a baguette. I use Against the Grain gluten free Rosemary Baguette. Toast or grill lightly. Top with sliced fresh organic heirloom tomato, a drizzle of unfiltered olive oil, a drizzle of lavender infused balsamic vinegar, shallot infused salt sprinkled lightly on top and finish with a pinch of red pepper flakes for a little heat. Serve with 2009 Travaglini’s Gattinara (estate bottled Nebbiolo). This conjures up images of me and you sitting on a porch, feet up on the railing, looking over a vineyard.