Wine Pairing of the Week: Rosé and Succotash

Rosé the day away with this pairing.

Nothing screams Summer quite like a chilled glass of rosé. This Pinot Noir rosé from Gran Moraine has quickly become one of my favorite summer wines and its cleansing acidity pairs nicely with succotash. Succotash is a summer corn dish that can be served as an easy side dish or main meal.

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Wine: Gran Moraine Rosé

This dry rosé is bursting with aromas from pineapple to tangerine to cherry. On the palate is a combination of watermelon, grapefruit, and strawberry. Fruity, dry, and picnic-friendly.

Gran Moraine Wines are produced out of Yamhill Carlton AVA, which is located in northern Willamette Valley. This area mimics Mediterranean weather patterns and is a perfect setting for creating Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Succotash

Succotash is a Native American dish that comes in many different variations. It typically consists of corn and shelled beans and is a great side or main dish for a summer picnic.

Ingredients and Recipe:
  • 4 thick slices turkey bacon
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 5 ears corn, shucked and kernels cut off (5 cups)
  • 2 cups lima beans
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Pan fry bacon according to instructions. Slice into 1 inch pieces. Combine all ingredients. Toss with red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Can be served warm or cold. Enjoy!
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