Match of the week | Roast beetroot salad and a juicy Aussie grenache

Match of the week

Roast beetroot salad and a juicy Aussie grenache

I nearly saved this Aussie grenache for my wine of the week it was so good but it made a great match with this beetroot salad too

As you will see it wasn’t the only thing on the plate - there was a scotch egg and slaw as well, picked up from a lovely small cafe and takeaway called Soulshine in Bridport where we were staying.

It was the beetroot salad though which was the key to the match. It was, if I remember right, roast beetroot, quinoa and purple sprouting broccoli and just a brilliant pairing with this vibrant Aussie grenache blend* called Tabula Rasa V18R made by a couple of Masters of Wine called Wild and Wilder.

It’s packaged, craft beer style, in a 50cl crown cap bottle and despite coming from the 2018 harvest is still wonderfully bright and juicy. We found it in a wine shop called Morrish & Banham but it’s widely available online for £9-10 a bottle from - among others - Noble Green and Solent Cellar though some shops are currently out of stock. We piled straight in but you could chill it slightly. Perfect for barbecues too.

*Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro (Mourvèdre) and Carignan

For other beetroot pairings see The best wines to pair with beetroot

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