- 1 ½ lbs sea scallops*
- salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- garlic butter for serving (optional— in recipe notes)
JANUARY WINE CLUB:
Château Le Prieur
Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France
CRISP WINE STYLE
Beautiful color with a pale yellow reflection. This wine has a complex nose combining an elegant sappy character and notes of very ripe Sauvignon. The palate is ample, dominated by the exotic mango-citrus character of the Sauvignon, and the fatness of the Sémillon. Enjoy now or over the next four years.
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc and Gris, Sémillon, and Muscadelle
Analysis: 12-12.5% alcohol / volume
Soil: Chalky Clay
Harvest: By machine, allowing the grapes to be picked when fully ripe.
Aging: Short, the wine is bottled after fining within six months of being harvested
Wine Making Techniques: The grapes are pressed immediately after being picked and the juice ferments in vats in the traditional way. Temperatures are regulated between 64.4-68ºF to slow fermentation down and extract as many aromas as possible.
Serving: Ideal with fine seafood such as scallops, lobster and other fish dishes.
ABOUT THE WINERY:
Located along clay-limestone slopes where the vineyard flourishes, Château Le Prieur was acquired in 1912 by the Garzaro Family. Today, Pierre-Etienne and Jean-David Garzaro manage the 60 hectors located in Baron in Entre-Deux-Mers, as well as 10 hectares spread over the most prestigious Bordeaux appellations. Their wines are made from exceptionally high-quality grapes and are regularly awarded in various national and international competitions. Learn more about the company here. >
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