By now you have probably guessed I'm partial to a glass of wine or two! Yes, I do drink other drinks but wine with dinner after a day of parenting is, well ESSENTIAL!! I have visited many wineries and am part of quite a few wine clubs, and along with visiting local independent bottle shops, I pick up some GREAT bargains online. A good chunk of those come from winedirect.com.au and my mate Dan who is the business development manager there!
So with that being said, I have used another one of their great drops to pair with these delicious blackened salmon tacos and a bottle of Chalk Hill Vermentino from McLaren Vale. The Vermentino grape is primarily an Italian grape although we are seeing more planted in Australia each year. Style-wise it would be described as having similar characteristics as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and/or Riesling. This doesn't mean it tastes the same as those guys but more in its body and weight.
The Chalk Hill Vermentino is light, dry & refreshing. Tons of citrus notes, nice minerality and in my opinion a wine that goes great with food and company. Why not grab an ice-cold bottle, whip up some delicious Blackened Salmon tacos and enjoy the evening with your loved one!