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Sep 26, 2006 07:10 PM

Priorat Favorite pairing

What is your favorite food pairing for red Priorat.
I opened a bottle of Clos Figueres 2001 and found it very good with Lamb ossobucco --Chorizo and white bean stew--
What are your favs?

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  1. We hit a cooking party last weekend, the host made spicy Thai curry for slowly braised lamb shortribs, absolutely divine with Priorat, I strongly recommend the Grenache based wines -old vines- with spicy food after this experience!

    1. i like it w/ hard cheeses and fruit...also w/ fresh lamb usual Priorat is the Menut...because it goes so well w/ both red meat and cheese/fruit, it's a nice wine to open midway/late-into the main course (after other bottles have been consumed) because it's wine to sip on through into the cheese/dessert courses...

      1. I rarely have a "go to" food, in the sense that _____________ is the one GREAT match to serve with ______________. Over the years, I've found that any number of wines will delightfully accompany that particular dish; that any number of dishes will beautifully show off that particular wine.

        I drink a fair amount of Priorat (and Montsant), and -- perhaps it's jut the way my own mind works; and, I know, it's not polite to answer a question with a question -- but my first question is *which* Priorat? I love the Clos Figueres (and the estate's other two reds, Font de la Figuera and Serras del Priorat), for example, but I don't really enjoy the wines from Vall Llachs; I love Alvaro Palacio's L'Ermita, Gratallops, and Les Terraces -- though I may not choose to serve the same foods with all three -- but I'm not a huge fan of his Camins del Priorat . . .

        Like I said, it's just me, but I always have a hard time answering this sort of question. For me it almost always comes down to a) what's for dinner, and b) going to the cellar and seeing what I'm in the mood for at that moment.