What Goes Great with Frog's Leap Chardonnay?
Frog’s Leap Chardonnay is a vibrant and gorgeous white wine. Lemon, spiced pear and apricot flavours mingle with mineral and flinty flavours making for a clean wine that is both food friendly and refreshing. This wine is also quite a conundrum as it is unique in that it can go where no other style of Chardonnay can go. Frog's Leap 2010 Chardonnay breaks all the rules when it comes to classic Chardonnay pairings, but then Frog's Leap Winery tends to be a winery that loves to bend sterotypes. Here are four great foods that we feel Frog’s Leap Chardonnay will pair well with.
Oysters and ChardonnayFrog’s Leap Chardonnay works with Oysters as it’s not overly oaked. Most of the flavours in this wine are derived from its exposure to the fermentation lees, and not from barrel aging. Thus the flinty and mineral flavours found in this wine go great with the briny and salty flavours of oysters from the sea.
Lemon Stuffed Chicken and ChardonnayFrog’s Leap Chardonnay is such a clean flavoured wine, that it is easy for its subtle personality to get lost behind bolder foods. Pairing the citrus flavours of Frog’s Leap Chardonnay with the milder flavours of chicken, brings out the best flavours of both the wine and the food.
Creamy Pasta tossed with Smoked Salmon and ChardonnayFrog’s Leap Chardonnay has a vibrant acidity which cuts through the richness of both the pasta and the smoked salmon. Not only does this refresh your palate, but the ‘cutting’ aspect allows the cream and salmon flavours to really shine.
Salmon Burgers and ChardonnayMost Salmon Burgers require lemon juice to enhance the flavour of the Salmon Burger, and the taunt citrus flavours found in Frog’s Leap Chardonnay will draw out these magnificent flavours even further. Furthermore, the moderate amount of oak content found in the wine from barrel aging will complement the char flavours from the grilling of the Salmon Burgers.
Written by: Joel Baxter