Match of the week
Cherry, pistachio and coconut cake and Seifried 'Sweet Agnes' riesling
Until last night I was confident what I was going to make my match of the week, this week - the unlikely but delicious combination of a Langhe Nebbiolo and Berkswell sheep’s cheese but last night I was blown away by this pairing.
The cake was one I’d been eyeing in the new Honey & Co cookbook, my favourite cookbook of the summer so far, having spotted it in their charming London café. It was as good as it looked - with a lovely flavour of cherry and coconut.
We cast around for something to drink with it and came up with a medal winning 2012* Seifried ‘Sweet Agnes’ late harvest riesling from the Nelson region of New Zealand, a really lovely, light (11%) graceful wine I’ve enjoyed before with desserts. You can buy it in several independents (check wine-searcher.com for outlets), branches of Laithwaite's and at selected branches of Waitrose and online at Waitrose Cellar for £13.99.
I’m also thinking a sweet red would be possible - a recioto della Valpolicella for example - or a cherry liqueur like Guignolet. Maybe even a Japanese plum wine …
* The current vintage is 2013
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