Match of the week | Roast turkey and zinfandel

Match of the week

Roast turkey and zinfandel

This last fortnight, you won’t be surprised to hear, has been all about festive food particularly The Bird which we’ve finally despatched but before we move on to healthier fare I wanted to give a shout out to my top pairing for turkey this year which wasn’t even on my hitlist.

It’s zinfandel - or rather a zinfandel blend - the 2013 Geyserville from one of my favourite Californian producers, Ridge. (The other grapes are carignane, petite sirah and mataro aka mourvèdre) Five years on from harvest it was still wonderfully vibrant but with a delicious mellowness from a bit of bottle age. It took all the big flavours on the plate in its stride actually outshining the other bottle we had on the table, a 2007 Pomerol from Chateau La Conseillante although that was lovely too. (Both better suited to the main turkey dinner than the leftovers though, note)

If you fancy buying some Corks of Cotham have it at the best price I could spot in the UK at £39.99. Yes, I know that’s expensive but we didn’t pay that for it though more than the £18-odd I can remember it cost when it first came across my radar.

So bear that in mind for next year. I’ll be updating the post shortly!

Thanks for visiting the site in 2018 and a very happy new year to you all.

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