I was reading the round-up of a Gourmet Encounter in Vaudieu on Saveur Passion (French foodie site) when a pater familias caught my eye.
I did notice the 3 young chefs battling it out in that session.
What really caught my eye though was the pater familias of wines, Domaine du Paternel 'Blanc de Blanc' (Appelation Cassis).
The term 'paternel' is as the same time casual and affectionate.
As for this Provence white it is a blend of 30 % Marsanne, 30 % Clairette, 30 % Ugni Blanc and 10 % Bourboulenc.
It was paired with Wild rabbit, roasted and simmered with fall vegetables and a lemon confit and tarragon reduction. The dish offered by California born chef Jonathan Chiri who divides his time between Southern France and California. His extra culinary activities include Gourmet Cycling Travel...
I never tasted this Blanc de Blanc by Domaine du Paternel. I would also like to try their Rosé (70 % Grenache, 30 % Cinsault).
Too many wines, too little time...
(* the full recap of Gourmet Encounter on Saveur Passion and details (link) on Domaine du Paternel are in French only)