All posts tagged: Pannonhalmi Apatsagi Pinceszet

Have with Ham

For those lucky ducks who pre-ordered the whole applewood-smoked bone-in heritage hams from D’Artagnan (now sold out), we polled our wine gurus for what wine they’d pour. Seth says you can’t go wrong with any of his rieslings. Mike agrees but also adds:

With ham I would even serve a rosé like our new Chateau de Roquefort Corail Rosé 2008. The vineyards are just over the ridge from Bandol and the wine has bright strawberry and raspberry fruit with lively acidity and a nice clean finish. For red, I’d go lighter bodied like Artazuri Garnacha 2007. An incredible value, it is a fresh and fruity wine, with an underlying minerality that is great with or without food. Another solid option is the Clos Roche Gamay 2007, a spicy, certified organic, light-bodied red. Try serving it chilled. Or even the Vivalda Dolcetto 2007. Its low acidity and low tannin makes it thoroughly gulpable and at the same time surprisingly versatile when pairing with food. Vivalda’s dolcetto is aged for 3 to 4 months in stainless steel, keeping intact the intense bouquet and clean, bright cherry fruit.

All these wine options are under $20, so you can’t go wrong. Hop on over to the wine store with a receipt for $10 or more from the food store and take 5% off your wine.

Greene GrapeHave with Ham
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Great Gewürz!

The Manhattan wine store’s Gewürztraminer from Hungary made the Sunday Times! In Howard Goldberg’s “Wines Under $20” feature, he raves that “The 2007 Tramini from Pannonhalmi Apatsagi Pinceszet is a knockout. This bold, dry white, redolent of honey and litchi, rivals superior versions from Alsace, the standard-bearer. Serve it with quiche Lorraine, liver pâté and choucroute garni.”

Seth, the manager of the Manhattan store, gives his two cents:

Gewürztraminer is Tramini in Hungary. I’m not sure what the “rivals superior versions” means exactly, but the wine is great and under $20 which is very rare for Gewürz. I had to look far and wide to find one and was amazed at the quality of the Pannonhalmi. Litchi notes on the nose are simply transporting. Try it with Thai food for something different.

Greene GrapeGreat Gewürz!
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