This summer my partner and I will be getting married, we’ll be holding a three course dinner for all of our family and friends after the ceremony. My partner is Canadian, and my family lives in Chile, so we thought it would be a novel idea to take care of the wine and have Canada/Chile themed pairings. We’ll be tasting the dishes next week, and will be bringing around three bottles per course to sample alongside. Budget – under 20$ per bottle. Here are my ideas so far:
Starter: Maple Glazed Salmon Gravlax, Shredded Cucumber with a Julienne of Candied Lemons
Riesling, Cave Spring, Niagara Peninsula 2007
Late Autumn Riesling, Inniskillin, Niagara Peninsula 2008
Pinot Gris, Inniskillin, Niagara Peninsula 2008
For the mains: Fresh Herb and Pistachio Crusted Lamb Chops, Fingerling Potatoes Salardaise and Zucchini Clafouti
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cousino Macul, Maipo 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmen, Maipo 2007
A little worried about these two – I think the pistachio crust presents a problem, and that the delicate flavour of pistachio will be lost to a big bombastic Chilean wine. I thought maybe a Pinot Noir like Errazuriz Wild Ferment Pinot could be a better alternative, but I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of pinot noir and lamb being put together...
For dessert: Strawberry Mascarpone Cake, Strawberry Surprise with Mistelle and Tarragon Cream
Was thinking of forgoing dessert wine.... But am open to suggestions if anyone can think of a potentially good match.
Thoughts, ideas and reccomendations greatly appreciated.