Match of the week | Prawns and Aligoté

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Prawns and Aligoté

To those who have spotted on Twitter that I'm down in the Languedoc it might seem odd that to be drinking aligoté but we’d picked some up in Burgundy on our journey through France and wanted to try it out.

What better pairing than a plate of prawns from the local fish van that comes up to the village from Agde?

With seafood that fresh you don’t want anything too fancy from your wine so aligoté - Burgundy’s ‘other’ white grape apart from chardonnay - was an obvious candidate. What wasn’t so obvious was that the wine, which we bought from a small family domain in Saint-Romain called Barolet-Pernot, was six years old (so the 2008 vintage) and cost us just six euros - amazing for a wine that tasted as good as a premier cru Chablis. A real treat.

For a longer post on wine matches with prawns or shrimp as they’re called in the US see here.

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