Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dungeness Crab + Dry Rosé #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me in conjunction with the December #WinePW event.
Wine samples were provided for this post and this page may contain affiliate links.

I know it's cold and rainy, at least it is here on California's central coast this week. I know that Rosés are typically thought of as warm weather wines. But when I saw that locally caught Dungeness crab was our share this week from our CSF Real Good Fish, I put this bottle of Schäfer Organic Dry Rosé 2017 on the chill.


I had received it as a sample from Winesellers, Ltd. for our December #WinePW event*. For that post, I talked friends into hosting a German dinner and showing me how to make schweineschnitzel and spätzle; I made the sauerkraut and brought over five bottles of wine. Prost!


This Schäfer Organic Dry Rosé 2017 - from Rheinhessen, Germany - is made from estate-grown organic Pinot Noir grapes. While light-bodied and delicate, it boasted a silky mouthfeel and some invigorating citrus notes.


That crispness was refreshing and a great foil to the drawn butter I served with the cracked crab and drizzled all over my plate.


One thing I love about our CSF is finding out about the fisherman. This crab was trap-caught by Savior Papetti on the FV Bite Me in San Francisco. And a little bit about Dungeness crab in case you're unfamiliar. These are found only in the North Pacific, ranging from about here on the Monterey Peninsula to Alaska; they have been commercially caught since the late 19th century. And with about a quarter of its weight as edible meat, it's a good catch.


Now I just need to get my hands on more crab and another bottle of the Schäfer Organic Dry Rosé 2017. There was no cooking involved for this crab and Rosé pairing. I just melted the butter. But it was a great mid-week dinner.

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*Disclosure: I received sample wines for recipe development, pairing, and generating social media traction. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organizer and sponsors of this event.

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