Arnaud discussed both the value that can be found in the Loire Valley and the pairing potential of his food-friendly wines with our local cuisine.
We tasted his selections at the Oceanaire with the Alaska Seafood Institute Prefix Menu. This multi-course menu included red king crab salad, pan-broiled weathervane scallops, seared wild halibut, grilled coho salmon and blueberry cobbler for dessert. All of the wines are recommended.
Muscadet de Sèvre & Maine sur Lie Les Cilssages d’Or (approximately $14)
Marie de Beauregard AOC Vouvray (approximately $18)
Guy Saget La Petite Perrière Sauvignon Blanc (approximately $12)
Guy Saget La Petite Perrière Sancerre (approximately $22)
Le Domaine Saget Pouilly-Fumé (approximately $29)
Guy Saget La Petite Perrière Pinot Noir (approximately $13.50)
Marie de Beauregard Chinon (approximately$17.99)
I loved both the Sancerre and the Pouilly Fume, crisp and refreshing, so nice for this time of year; they also paired perfectly with the menu. The Pinot Noir is an unbelievable value. The Chinon is smooth and spicy; a fantastic summer red that was excellent with the salmon.
Look for these wines and wines under their other label-Pierre Archambault. The 2012 Pierre Archambault Sancerre, was featured in the June 2014 issue of Galveston Monthly.
James Brock- Mise en Place: Beauties from the Loire