Tuesday, July 7, 2009
What a terrific way to spend time on a Sunday (or any day off, or for that matter any day you spend partially at home): cook lunch and take your time eating it with a glass or two of wine. Americans need to drink wine more frequently with their lunch!
I sauteed red onion, diced cherry tomatoes and fennel leaves together with some leftover roasted chicken in a pan, and then placed a large spoonful over top a warmed corn tortilla.
The 2007 Do Ferreiro Cepas Velhas had been opened for 5 or so days. What started as a fairly rich, intensely flavored, fleshy stone fruited wine with a touch of smoky mineral transformed into a more tense, more mineral, less fruit driven albariño. That's what 200 year old albariño vines will do for a wine. Was it worth the extra $15 (we sell for $40) compared to the regular '07 Do Ferreiro? Maybe not for a regular go-to, but as a splurge or an aging experiment (both wines, by the way, will be better in a year and still very drinkable in another 4) I would say yes.