Posts Tagged ‘winemaker Frederic Picard’

Rosé Report: Huff Estates Rosé

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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This is one of Huff Estates’ signature and most popular wines. Rosé and wine lovers clamor for it every year – Savvy Team included!  Made with 100% Cabernet Franc grapes grown in The County, there is the regional characteristic of minerality & crisp acidity that makes this a class act wine.

Travel TIP: If you are heading to Prince Edward County this summer, plan to visit Huff on Sunday when they have live jazz performers playing on the el fresco patio overlooking the vineyard.

Sommeliers Tasting Notes: This refreshing wine is bone dry with a light pink hue that resembles classic Rosé wines from Tavel, France.  Two words: Pink Grapefruit.  Added to that, light floral notes with more citrus (think lime or mandarin) to create a well-crafted refreshing balance.

Now that you’ve been tipped off about this wine, you’ll be on the lookout for it each year.

 

Complete Wine Deets:
Huff Estates Rosé VQA 2016

$19
Ontario Wine Region: Prince Edward County

 

Food Pairing suggestions: Serve chilled on its own to unwind, with sushi or pack for a picnic.  Below we have included the Lemon Orzo with Baby Spinach and Feta recipe to make for your next picnic.

 

Lemon Orzo with Baby Spinach & Feta

Recipe & Photo credits: Trish Magwood
Serves 6

Ingredients

2 cup dried orzo (500 mL)
3 Tbsp vegetable oil (50 mL)
3 onions, sliced 6 clove garlic, minced
2 cup sliced green onions (500 mL) 2 cup feta cheese, diced or cubed (500 mL)
2 cup baby spinach (500 mL)
½ cup olive oil (125 mL)
Zest of 4 lemons
Juice of 1 lemon
½ tsp salt (2 mL)
¼ tsp pepper (1mL)

 

Directions

Cook orzo according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking. Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Reserve.

Heat a large heavy bottomed, wide-surfaced sauté pan, until very hot.

Reduce heat to medium-high. Add vegetable oil and sliced onions. Cook onions on high for about 10 minutes, adding up to 1 tablespoon more oil if pan
becomes dry. Reduce heat to medium-low, add garlic and continue to cook for another 20 minutes until golden.

In a large bowl, combine reserved orzo with green onions, feta cheese, baby spinach, mint, olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice. Toss to mix. Add
caramelized onion and garlic mixture.

Season with salt and pepper.

Can be made 2 days in advance. Keep refrigerated until serving.

Enjoy!

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Italian style wine from Prince Edward County

Posted by Eva

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
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There is no better way to set the mood than with the pop of a cork of a bottle of bubbly!

The team at Huff Estates Winery in ‘The County’, continue to impress the Savvy Team with their well made wines and novel creations like this one! Made with Vidal grapes that are often left on the vines to make icewine, Huff`s winemaker, Frederic Picard (originally from Burgundy, France), decided to do something completely different – create a crisp & refreshing sparkling wine fashioned after the Italian Prosecco sparkler.

Cheers & Enjoy!

Vidalescco
Huff Estates Vidalescco 2010

$19.95
Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: Dry with fine mousse (winespeak: bubbles) elegant aromas & tastes of citrus (can you find mandarin or lime?) & toasted almond.

Suggested Food Pairing: In keeping with the Italian flair of this style of wine, serve with proscuitto & melo, marinated olives, fresh basil & tomato salad or simply sip a glass while eating el fresco (outside).

 

Want to buy this wine?  We can arrange for it to be delivered!

Huff Estates Winery has been a feature winery in our Savvy Selections wine of the month club. Like this wine or want an assortment of Huff wines? Call on our Savvy Team to offer their recommendations on various wines from Huff Estates & have delivered to your home or office!

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