Recommended Wine: 2001 Pecchenino
Origin: Alba, Piedmont
Wine notes: Using white wine
and red wine for meat no longer applies. Break with tradition. Italy produces many interesting reds, so for this dish I chose a classic Italian wine made from the dolcetto grape
. This lighter bodied red will marry well with my salmon dish which has a rich and silky texture. The delicacy of the herbs
in my mustard glaze
goes nicely with the fruity nature of the wine. My rule for pairing wine with dishes is to go with what tastes good.
Wine Pouring Notes: Do not fill above the curve of the bowl, never more than 1/2 full, that way you can get a true sense of the wine's aroma
and a better sense of its bouquet
. To get the full experience of the wine, place your nose
into the glass and take in the wine's beautiful aroma.