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Sunday
Oct022011

Niner Winery Sangiovese Rosato and Tabbouleh  

A Perfect Pairing!
Tabbouleh and Niner Winery Sangiovese Rosato

Compliments of Niner Winery Estates

Not sure what Tabbouleh is? It’s a Levantine salad traditionally made of bulgur, parsley, mint, tomato, lemon juice and spring onions – and it is one of the most popular dishes in the Middle East today.

Give this modern Tabbouleh recipe a try, perfect for pairing

with Niner Wine Estates’ award-winning 2010 Sangiovese Rosato!

 

 

Recipe

Tabbouleh Salad

1 box plain cous cous

  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 ounces chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Measure cous cous and put in bowl. Add same amount of boiling water to cous cous and stir. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let stand for 30 minutes.

Seed and finely dice tomatoes. Wash mint and parsley and finely chop. Mince garlic. Remove plastic wrap from cooled couscous and check for consistency. Mix in tomatoes, herbs and garlic.

Add olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning. Completely mix everything together and serve at room temperature with a chilled glass of rose.

Pair with 2010 Sangiovese Rosato : This vintage shows a nice balance of roundness and acidity. The nose presents juicy, bright red fruits – ostly strawberry and raspberry — along with a bit of strawberry Kool-Aid powder. The 2010 Sangiovese Rosato is both dry and fruity with flavors of bubblegum, fresh cherries and cream.

154 cases produced / 14.5% alcohol

Price $14.00

Sip, Shop & Swirl ~ The Wine Chixs
Linda Kissam

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