Carmel Road Monterey Pinot Noir Wine and Food Pairing
When I’m feeling like a youthful California Pinot Noir, I turn to Carmel Road Pinot Noir. It’s a little bolder than most of the Pinot Noir out there, but it is still soft drinking. The rich cherry and strawberry fruit flavours are bright, yummy and yet there are just enough spice and leather aromas to deliver great depth.
Pinot Noir Red Wine and Rotisserie ChickenFor Rotisserie Chicken and Wine Pairing, Carmel Road Pinot Noir is an excellent choice. Often the outside skin of rotisserie chicken is both sweet and earthy. The dark red fruit flavours of this Pinot Noir are slightly sweet, while the aromas of this wine have plenty of earthy and mineral qualities to match the juicy chicken flavours. The body of Carmel Road Monterey Pinot Noir is not overwhelming when paired with this succulent chicken, meaning the chicken will shine, rather than drown when paired with this wine.
Bacon and Wine PairingCarmel Road Pinot Noir wine pairs well with bacon as the wine is slightly sweet, and earthy. The sweetness of the wine is a great foil to the saltiness of the bacon, making for a refreshing combination. Tannin in Red wines tend to accentuate the saltiness found in food, therefore a highly tannic Cabernet Sauvignon or Barolo would not be pleasant with Bacon. Pinot Noir is lower in tannin, and is thus considered an acidic red wine. Acidic wines come across as refreshing when paired against salty foods which is why this is a great match. Furthermore, Carmel Road Pinot Noir has enough boldness and mineral depth to not be obliterated by the strong Bacon Flavours, where lighter Pinot Noirs might fail.
Salmon and Red Wine PairingThis pairing Salmon and Pinot Noir works as Salmon is a rich fish, and Carmel Road Pinot Noir has lots of bright acidity to cut right through this richness. With lots of bright cherry and strawberry, on top of subtle earthy aromas, you’re well on your way towards imagining a lip smacking delicious meal fit for a king or queen.
The Perfect Wine For Mother’s DayCarmel Road Pinot Noir is the perfect Red wine for Mother’s Day. This wine will go fantastic with Rotisserie Chicken, Turkey, Salmon, Roast Duck and Pork Loin whether you eat out at a brunch or stay at home for a family feast. Pinot Noir goes great with root vegetables as both the wine and the vegetables are sweet and earthy. If you’re just stopping in to say hi to your Mother on Mother’s Day, Carmel Road Pinot Noir is perfect to share for a quick chat. This Pinot Noir is light enough to brighten up your mother’s day, and is perfect for sharing along some great conversation and company.
Written by: Joel Baxter