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What's a good wine...

by Jon Peterson » Fri May 31, 2013 11:27 am

...to have with grilled chicken saltimbocca? The flavors of the prosciutto and sage are sort of throwing me off.
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Re: What's a good wine...

by Hoke » Fri May 31, 2013 11:36 am

Try a Friuli/Slovenian Sauvignon or Friulano Bianco. The savory element is just about perfect.
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Re: What's a good wine...

by Jenise » Fri May 31, 2013 1:15 pm

Good suggestion, Hoke. But if he's leaning toward red, a lighter dry red like sangiovese or a southern Rhone blend would also be great choices.
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Re: What's a good wine...

by Bill Spohn » Fri May 31, 2013 3:57 pm

A good Tavel would work well, but my best suggestion would be to find a nice Grignolino from Piemonte if you can!
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Re: What's a good wine...

by Frank Deis » Fri May 31, 2013 5:22 pm

Jenise wrote:Good suggestion, Hoke. But if he's leaning toward red, a lighter dry red like sangiovese or a southern Rhone blend would also be great choices.


Jenise, totally there with you. I drink Chianti with chicken saltimbocca, we make it fairly often. Yes, there's the chicken BUT that prosciutto has a lot of flavor...
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Re: What's a good wine...

by Lou Kessler » Fri May 31, 2013 7:00 pm

Try one of the Frappatos from Occhipinti, fits the bill IMHO.
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Re: What's a good wine...

by Hoke » Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:01 pm

Of the red suggestions, I'd go with Lou's Frappato Occhipinti. Hard to imagine a dish that wouldn't go with that wine.

I still think the Friulano/SB would be the best choice to bring out the saltimbocca, with the wine affinity with sage.
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Re: What's a good wine...

by Jenise » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:04 pm

Frank Deis wrote:
Jenise wrote:Good suggestion, Hoke. But if he's leaning toward red, a lighter dry red like sangiovese or a southern Rhone blend would also be great choices.


Jenise, totally there with you. I drink Chianti with chicken saltimbocca, we make it fairly often. Yes, there's the chicken BUT that prosciutto has a lot of flavor...


Chicken goes with every just about every wine on the planet, doesn't it? I was thinking in terms of something that would play to the sage element and medium body, as it's a medium-bodied kind of dish.
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Re: What's a good wine...

by Jon Peterson » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:19 pm

OK - I'm going with a few bottles of a Friulano Bianco and a few of a southern Rhone blend. We'll eat indoors since it is so hot out and I'll put the Rhone in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes whereas the Bianco's already there.
I appreciate all the suggestions.

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