In today's wine scene, cool is very hot. High altitudes are one of many forms of cooling influences. Bodegas Salentein and Casas del Bosque are two vineyards that benefit from the favourable climate of the Andes Mountains.
Warm days allow grapes to develop their fruit essence while cool nights help to balance acidity. At Bodegas Salentein, cooling influences come from high-altitude vineyards, while at Casas del Bosque, daytime heat is moderated by cool morning fog and steady breezes from the Pacific Ocean.
Opening this holiday season, Mira will be an ideal destination to sample the finest wines of the Andes Mountains. Mira Restaurant is chef Stuart Cameron's (Patria, Byblos) latest venture, which celebrates Peruvian cuisine. Here are chef Cameron's pairing suggestions:
Casas del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc
This wine’s intense notes of citrus, rich salinity and subtle white pepper pair beautifully with Mira’s corvina ceviche with tempura, Andean corn, sweet potato and pisco leche de tiger
Salentein Reserva Malbec
Mira’s wagyu short rib anticuchos with criolla onions and rocoto chilli sauce marry beautifully with the graceful intensity of this malbec's fruit and lively floral notes
Casas del Bosque Reserva Carmenere
Black cherry, tobacco and cedar notes in this wine make an exceptional pairing with Mira's arroz con pato featuring duck, native Peruvian ingredients, cilantro and dark beer.
One Foodism reader and a guest will have a chance to sample these wonderful dishes and Andes wine pairing by winning a dinner at Mira on opening night.
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