- Written by Nick Breeze (@NickGBreeze) Nick Breeze (@NickGBreeze)
- Published: 09 November 2011 09 November 2011
My other half has decided to take off to town to do some "retail research" (whatever that means), thus I am left with a packet of Ryvita, vine tomatoes red onion chopped to pieces and mixed with balsamic goo and olive oil. It's an opening snack that always leaves me wanting so this evening I've paired it with Errazuriz young unoaked chardonnay from Chile. It's a 2010 vintage so extremely young, pale green in colour and whiffing of pleasant pear drop sweets.
It's quite a good combo if, like me, you can stand the strength of the raw onion (that can stigmatise a person in company!). Where the Ryvita and topping doesn't quite fulfil the stomach, the wine steps in and creates a bit of tropical and citrus excitement.
This is a good wine - I'd happily enjoy this with friends and be interested in what they think. Maybe serve with light salad, chicken or seafood and the like. What I love about Chile is that it is a wine producing nation that stands up to old and new world wine producing nations and says "We offer great wines and great value too!" They do deliver so don't be afraid of "going Chile" over the many alternatives on offer!
Errazuriz Unoaked Chardonnay, 2010 from Chile
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PS Errazuriz has a diverse range and I'll be tasting a couple of others very shortly!
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