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Hearty Seafood Chowder with a Special Bottling from Chateau Tour de Bonnet #winophiles

 In an area that boasts on their traditions, there are some new things going on in Bordeaux these days!  This month in our French #Winophile group we will be talking about some of those things.  Start here with a post from our host Jeff from FoodWineClick.

What I found was a special bottling from Chateau Tour de Bonnet.  Chateau Tour de Bonnet is from the Entre-Deux-Mers area of Bordeaux, France. Entre-Deaux-Mers translates to mean "between two seas" but in this case, the two seas are actually rivers, the Garonne and Dordogne, which form the boundaries.  The regional Entre-Deux-Mers appellation title itself applies uniquely to dry white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle, and Ugni Blanc. However, the majority of wine produced within the boundaries of the AOC Entre-Deux-Mers is instead labeled as generic Bordeaux or as Bordeaux Supérieur. (https://www.wine-searcher.com/regions-entre-deux-mers)

Château Tour de Bonnet exists in white, rosé, and red versions. This wine was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the construction of a belvedere by André Lurton's grandfather, Léonce Récapet.
The white wine is fresh, fruity, and floral and goes beautifully with all fish and seafood dishes.  We paired it with a seafood stew made from mamalovesfood.com.  Filled with heavy cream, a bag of mixed seafood from Aldi and delicious vegetables, the fruity and floral wine was a nice balance to the rich broth.  In addition, bacon, crusty French bread and russet potatoes make this comfort food of the highest sort!

Check out these other pairings with what is new in Bordeaux!
  • Susannah at Avvinare shares "Cru Bourgeois - A Closer Look At Chateau Labadie"
  • Wendy at A Day in the Life on the Farm shares "Chateau Haut-Pougnon with Mediterranean Stew"
  • Terri at Our Good Life shares "Hearty Seafood Chowder with a Special Bottling from Chateau Tour de Bonnet"
  • Allison and Chris at Advinetures shares "Fronsac: Out of the Shadows of Bordeaux"
  • Linda at My Full Wine Glass shares "This Francs Côtes de Bordeaux lets the fruit shine through"
  • Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares "Croissants aux Framboises + Chateau Sabliere Beausejour 2016"
  • Gwendolyn at Wine Predator shares "For a Special Evening at Home: Bordeaux's Sweet, Sparkling, Savory Surprises"
  • Lynn at Savor the Harvest shares "Sustainability, Adaptation and Oenotourism Evolve in Bordeaux"
  • Lauren at The Swirling Dervish shares "Are Dry Wines the New Sweet Spot for Sauternes?"
  • Nicole at Somms Table shares "Faux Fancy Bordeaux"
  • Lisa at The Wine Chef shares "Learn About Cru Bourgeois Wines: What's New and Why You Should be Drinking Them"
  • Jeff at Food Wine Click! shares "What's New? Natural Bordeaux!"
Chat with us on Saturday

On Saturday, Jan. 16 we’ll be chatting about our findings on Twitter. Come and join the conversation! Just look for us from 10-11 am CST at #Winophiles. See you then!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Oh, my goodness that wine and that chowder. You are making me hungry and I just ate breakfast. And I love learning new things. I had to look up the meaning of a belvedere. Cheers.

  2. There are often discussions about what make the best food and wine pairings and there's no question this pairing makes a case for 'best ever'!

  3. Always nice to be introduced to another fresh and fruity wine! If history is of an interest, the the Lurton family background is fascinating. They have a very wide reach.

  4. Sounds hearty and perfect for winter! I've loved the Entre-Deux-Mers wines I've tasted.

  5. sounds like a great pairing!

  6. I've been on a soup-making kick lately and your chowder sounds delicious! And a nice match with the wine.

  7. I visited the same area but went with a red blend. Anxious to try the white.

  8. This wine sounds like a lovely find!


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