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Simple Supper with a Stunning Wine - 2015 Domaine de Verquière "1928" Rasteau #Winophiles


This month the French Winophiles are focuing on Rasteau. When I first saw that on the list of topics, late last year, I tracked down a few bottles. Then the month's host was able to wrangle some samples for us. Because I ended up with multiple bottles, I am posting multiple pairings and tasting notes.

You can read more about Rasteau and Domaine de Verquière in my official post for the month: A Birthday Tradition + Side by Side Sips of Domaine deVerquière Rasteau where I paired the 2015 and 2017 Domaine de Verquière Rasteau with lasagna.

In the Glass

This Rasteau - the 2015 Domaine de Verquière "1928" Rasteau - was one of my favorites of the bottles I've tried. From old vines, the 2015 Rasteau Cuvée 1928 has that quintessential Rasteau earthiness with a more full-bodied heft. Full of red fruit and delicious herbs, the finish was surprisingly fresh.

On the Plate

I poured this mid-week with a simple supper of braised lentils, roasted sweet potatoes, fresh tomatoes, and an herb omelette. The sweet potatoes complemented the sweetness of blackberry in the wine while the fresh thyme and rosemary in the lentils enhanced those aromas in the wine.


And Mother Nature treated us to a stunning sunset to go with this stunning wine. I'm grateful to live on California's Central Coast and to be able to eat outside for most of the year.


Cheers!

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