So last night we dined in Colmar with Foulques Aulagnon of the CIVA. The venue was L’Epicurean, and as it was a warm evening, we ate outside.
After a long day’s tasting, we needed beer. This came in the way of bottles from Brasserie Uberach, an Alsace brewer. La Klintz is a really refreshing wheat beer labelled as a blonde, and Doigt de Dieu is a deep amber ale with nicely sweet and savoury flavours.
So then we hit the wine. To match largely with white asparagus starter, a Muscat was chosen. It was the 2010 from Kuentz Bas, and showed really well.
This was followed up with the lovely 2010 Reserve Pinot Gris from Albert Boxler, which provided a lovely match with my rich prawns on a black noodle base with some ginger spice.
A treat was to follow: Zins Humbrecht Clos Windsbuhl Riesling 1999. Powerful, rich and crystalline.
It was a delicious foil to a lovely scallop dish.
Here’s a nice picture of the three boys on the trip: