Summer is barbeque season on the Nova Scotia Authentic Seacoast and our cellar keeper has selected some great wines from the DesBarres Manor Inn cellar to pair with meats and fish off the grill.
The Trapiche Broquel Malbec from Argentina is one of those big wines that matches perfectly with a big steak right off the barbeque. There are lots of black cherry, plum and berry flavours and a long finish. This Malbec is a good value and could become a cellar staple for your summer barbeques with friends and family.
Now we don’t have burgers on the menu at DesBarres Manor but if we did, the Ironstone Zinfandel from California is one wine we would highly recommend. This smooth Zinfandel is peppery with a great blackberry nose and big on the palate. Manor guests have enjoyed it paired with Chef Shaun’s grilled pork medallions with a fruit salsa and chive and Romano cheese risotto.
Sauvignon Blanc is a versatile summer wine that pairs nicely with fresh lettuce salads and grilled fish. A favourite at DesBarres Manor is the Man Vintners Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa. A great value, this delicious wine has flavours of pineapple and limes with a touch of mineral bouquet. we have paired this Sauvignon Blanc with a salad of baby greens, Muscat poached pear, candied pecans, Dragon’s Breath blue cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette.
DesBarres Manor guests often enjoy a nice glass of wine on our grand deck and a favourite is the Gaspereau Vineyards Rose from Nova Scotia. Made from the DeChaunac and Lucie Kuhlmann grapes, this Gold Medal Winner from the 2008 Tasters Guild International Competition is salmon pink in colour with a medium sweetness. The nice balance between the sweetness and the acidity makes it equally comfortable as verandah sipper or paired with Atlantic salmon.We hope you enjoy matching these wines to your summer grilling and outdoor activities. Please drop us a line and let us know your experience. We’d love to hear from you.
We hope you enjoy matching these wines to your summer grilling and outdoor activities. Please drop us a line and let us know your experience. We’d love to hear from you.