Vetusta Oak 2012 (Tempranillo Ribera de Duero) and Potatoes with Celery and Salmon.
We are more and more the wine enthusiasts who are interested in the relation between wine and food and we like experiencing how our flavors change when drinking different wines with them. There are not established rules although sommelieres and chefs are the most authorative people in this subject. But wine is life, emotion, senses, so… why not have a try on!
Wishing to offer options, sometimes new and other times more classical pairing suggestions, but always according to my own “gusto” and hoping you try on and tell me if it turned out to be a good option for you too, let’s face first pairing:
POTATOES WITH CELERY AND SALMON AND TEMPRANILLO RIBERA DE DUERO
(VETUSTA ROBLE 2012).
Vetusta Roble 2012 is a Tempranillo, Young wine but with 4 months in oak barrique that gives it roundness and structure; this yummy wine, with scents to ripen black berries and red plum, light nuances of pure liquorice and roasted wood, in mouth is soft, structured and with a hint of acidity but in harmony with its residual sugar.
For potatoes with celery I’d have chosen a rosé or a slightly dried white wine but salmon is a fatty flesh fish with firm texture that requires a wine with body and well balanced and I’ve been greatly pleased to have opted for Vetusta Oak 2012. Furthermore, I’ve enjoyed a lot looking at its deep dark red with purple reflects and deep intense color.