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Jambon, sauce Madère - wine suggestions?


#1

This weekend, friends round for supper. Main course: Jambon, sauce Madère - the classic Routiers dish (wednesdays ?) with thick cut slices of ham, Madeira sauce, and either rice / noodles or Pomme Purée. Wife likes white wines (Chablis a favourite) however I’m inclined towards a Morgon?

What to do?

Advice for a white AND a red much appreciated!


#2

An Alsace Gewurtztraminer or Loire Cabernet Franc.?


#3

Excellent advice DrEm. I have some decent Loire reds languishing in the garage waiting to see the light of day. Alsace Gewurtz I dont have to hand, but perhaps an Alsace Pinot Gris might make the cut. I’ll let you know how things turn out.

Cheers


#4

Most definitely! It works wonders with ham, especially where there’s some sweetness involved - as in your sauce.
Let us know how it turned out :blush::+1:


#5

I would agree with Alsace PG and also Beaujolais. PG better than Chablis I think. If it has to be Chardonnay, something fuller and rounder and a little sweeter than most Chablis would be better.


#6

Dr Em’s advice was spot on: 2017 Chinon from local indy wine merchant, went down a treat with the Ham & Madeira sauce - something I would never have tried. With the starter (smoked salmon roule around cream cheese + avocado) we had an excellent DRY Barsac from TWS, now unavailable however I snagged a few bottles.