Hello Guildsomm hive mind!
I am doing a dinner in a month or so where my dish, the first course, is going to be a cold roasted asparagus, crab, cream and caviar salad.. I’m leaning twords a bubbly, as I love starting a dinner there, and also think it will be a great pairing, but wondered if anyone else had any interesting suggestions? It is also a women winemaker dinner, the specific wine I was thinking of was from Hattingley Valley, but I also recently found out Suavia is an all female team and thought their Monte Carbonaire volcanic Soave might be a good fit as well... Any thoughts or feedback appreciated!
I would go bubbly for the reception wine and Condrieu for the dish, Domaine Faury is fantastic value and has a lovely chalky finish that would work great with the crab.
Domaine Faury does make lovely wines, and I like the Condrieu suggestion as well, but it does have to be a woman wine maker! Any chance you know of any in the area?
After a bit of research I found that Caroline Frey makes the wines for Paul Jaboulet Aine since 2006, they make a Condrieu "Les Cassines". She was trained by Denis DuBourdieu. I have not had the wine.
Well that is a huge duh on my end, I follow her on Instagram! I didn't realize that she made a Condrieu though! Thank you so much, I will check to see if it is in the state! (Can be challenging in Maine)