Cold soaks last post from Donovan Ingram, guildsomm user, Daniel Veit, inderpal singh and Mark Cochard. Thanks all!
This week: Châteauneuf-du-Pape blanc
Name 3 producers and create a dish to pair with each dependent upon the cépage and winemaking.
Also just going to chime in with one for now:
Chateau La Nerthe makes a wonderful blanc from grenache blanc, roussanne, clairette, and bourboulenc. All of the grapes are vinified separately, with the Roussanne being fermented in oak, 1/3 of which are new. Blending does not occur until final bottling. La Nerthe has a wonderful lifted floral character due to the high proportion of Grenache Blanc and also keeps a strong minerality throughout without losing the richness that is so characteristic of Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc.
Pairing: Roasted Halibut in a rich, not spicy curry sauce and naan bread.