Hand selected from the right bank of the Gironde river
Typical Pomerol soils of gravel and clay give a backbone of black pepper and a touch of coffee to balance out the deep purple fruits present in the bouquet. Bright and persistent ripe red and purple fruit flavors permeate the palate.
Situated across the border from "big brother" Pomerol, Lalande-de-Pomerol is one of the rare AOCs that is only allowed to produce red wines.
|Pair With:||Lamb, steak, burgers. Grilled. The fruit of the wine also pairs pretty well with a plate of backyard BBQ chicken.|
|Type:||Merlot, Cabernet franc|
THE PERFECT RECIPE: lamb burgers with feta
Grilled lamb burgers with the salty kick of feta are perfect for the structured merlots of Bordeaux. Try topping these with a little tzatziki to really set it off.
In a medium bowl, combine the lamb, garlic, feta, allspice, parsley, salt and pepper, making sure not to overwork the mixture.
Form the lamb mixture into 4 to 6 patties.
Heat a grill pan over moderately-high heat and cook the lamb burgers until a nice crust forms, about 4 minutes.
Turn the burgers over and let cook another 4 minutes. Let the burgers rest 10 minutes. Serve topped with Tzatziki on a roll or bun.
1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/3 cup fresh parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
"Big Bordeaux on a not so big budget"
Previously thought of as a lesser Pomerol alternative, Lalande-de-Pomerol (situated just slightly Northeast of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion) is now regarded as a region where one can enjoy wines costing several hundreds of dollars for under one hundred. This is especially true of Clos de Templiers, which is closely situated to some of France's most storied vineyards.