Last night at Restaurant AM in Marseille, a new spot that has been only open a week -- and mark my words a restaurant and chef headed for greatness--there was a delightful white Grenache and Marsanne blend that rocked. It was a 2013 Domaine des Espires Cuvee les Diablotines that had all the right parts to make it right. It stood up to the Harissa, North African spices, Asian flavors and fresh fish from the nearby sea.
Ripe melons, fresh peaches, orange blossoms and lemon zest were there as was a nice light lime base that was an idea compliment for so many of the dishes at Restaurant AM.
Does this mean I'm giving up on red Grenache? No way. But for me, white Grenache is a delight and when I'm home it will be at the center of so many meals vs. the more ordinary Chardonnay wines.
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