Match of the week
Mortadella and Boschendal Rosé Brut
How much do people love mortadella! You have no idea. Well perhaps you’re a fellow fan and you do. When I posted this pairing on instagram last week there was a massive response. Admittedly provoked by me describing it as posh Italian spam. (Not in a bad way, you understand.)
I’d just plucked some randomly out of the fridge thinking it would go with some of the South African Cap Classique wines I’d been tasting, particularly a similarly pale-pink Boschendal rosé with which it turned out to be quite delicious.
There’s a surprising depth of flavour to mortadella (I get mine from my local Italian deli Divino in Bristol). A touch of garlic maybe. Certainly umami and it chimed perfectly with this very appealing surprisingly dry fizz which is on sale in indies including the General Wine Company for around £14-£15 a bottle though an online retailer called Olivin has it for £12.90 if you buy six. Note not all have this new label though so it may be older stock.
You may spot there's a bottle of one of my favourite MCCs* Graham Beck Brut lurking in the background of the shot. I've always liked that too. That's on sale at Majestic.
*MCC or methode cap classique is the South African equivalent of champagne, made by the same method but obviously not allowed to use the c-word.
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