As you may know, since the very beginning the girl & the fig has boasted an exclusively “Rhône-alone” wine list.
We’ve always loved that featuring unique Rhône wines gives us an opportunity to begin a conversation with our guests, perhaps introduce them to something new, as well as to present talented and innovative producers we believe in.
In honor of “Wine Wednesday,” a little about one of our beloved Rhône producers –
This week: Stags’ Leap Winery’s 2015 Viognier, Napa Valley
About the winemaker: Christophe Paubert
Winemaking is traditional here, focused on a pure expression of the land. We didn’t invent winemaking; we just work hard at it. Everything is well-informed by experience and classic winemaking technique, but nothing is rote or formulaic. Decisions are made based on the fruit itself, and the conditions of each and every harvest. Our consistent quality of wines comes from this balancing act. Our wines are well made. They’re delicious, showing finesse and integrity.
Juicy apricot, nectarine and floral notes abound with a subtle blend of passion fruit and honeysuckle, supported by crisp acidity and freshness.
At the girl & the fig we’d recommend pairing Stags’ Leap Winery’s 2015 Viognier, with the fig & arugula salad (toasted pecans, MANO FORMATE pancetta, laura chenel chèvre, fig & port vinaigrette), wild king salmon (romanesco broccoli, olives, mint, heirloom apple butter), and soft cheeses.
At home, try it as an aperitif, with lemon chicken and roasted potatoes or curried shrimp over rice.