Wine Pairing with Eric Chavot

26 Oct 2015
2 min read
French wine body, Pays d’Oc IGP have teamed up with ambassadors, French Michelin starred chef Eric Chavot and BBC Saturday Kitchen wine expert Jane Parkinson, to come up with recipes for FOUR that showcase modern dining trends, with wine pairings and top tips for pairing wine with food…

Erichas createdrecipes with both traditional and modern influences (based on research), which Jane has then paired with two Pays d’Oc IGP wines, demonstrating thesuitability of different grape varieties for a range of occasions and foods.Eric’s recipes nod towards modern dining trends, such as Middle Eastern Mezze and Asian influences, whilst also featuring some of the most widely used ingredients that have gained popularity in recent years, such as kale, sweet potato,and quinoa.

Beetroot and blue cheese salad |

Louis Max |Pinot Noir – Climat Haute Vallée, Red |2013

Rich oaky nose and roasted beetroot with a hint of cumin and paprika. Drying and reasonably oaky with a black tea-flavoured finish.

Domaines Paul Mas |Elegant Frog – Viognier,White |2014

Ripe roasted lemon aroma and with juicy peach flavours and a little white pepper spice.

Sea bream sashimi, citrus, soya honey dressing |

M. Chapoutier |Marius -Vermentino, Terret,White |2014

Lively with zesty grapefruit, a white pepper spice and a tangy sour freshness giving it a zippy, clean vibe.

Pierrick Harang Wine |Cuvée Balthazar – Viognier,White |2014

Richer peach and apricot, on the nose. Tastes juicy and fresh while tense with acidity. Fresh and clean with a lingering apricot finish. Nicely done.

Grilled sea bass fillets, fennel and pomegranate slaw

Domaine de Valensac |Sauvignon,White |2014

Enticing lemongrass aroma and packed with tense freshness in the mouth. Green herbs and grass offset the crunchy lemon and lime fruit nicely, and it has a cleansing salty lick to finish.

La Croix Gratiot |Les Zazous,Red |2013

A pretty flora aroma with strawberry and raspberry. Good juicy fruit, easy-goingytannins and plenty of classic Pinot Noir character.

Veal Blanquette, Quinoa pilaf |

Domaines Paul Mas |Paul Mas Grenache Syrah,Red |2014

Generous cherry ripeness and black fruits with a little bit of creaminess. Gentle tannins and the kirsch flavour make it easy-drinking.

Domaine des Aspes |Chardonnay,White |2014

Crammed with nutty, waxy richness with a hint of olive oil. Ripe with tropical fruit and a creamy finish.