A Match Made For Summer: Grilled Peach Crostini and Forlorn Hope Verdelho

 

Peach season is in full swing and it’s a perfect time for this sweet and savory crostini. Astor Center instructor, Chef Emily Peterson shows us how to make this delicious summer treat and Astor Wines spirit consultant, Steven Bowles pairs it with a beautiful Verdelho.

Forlorn Hope “Que Saudade” Verdelho – 2012
Matthew Rorick is a talented graduate of UC Davis of Viticulture and Enology that is taking on the challenge of producing wines from grapes not typically consumed by the American public at large. Personally I love the idea of having variety accross the board in terms of food, so why not apply the same for wine. This Verdelho exhibits ripe orchard fruit like apple, apricot and hints of peach. Tasting this there are some light citrus notes and a small amount of spice keeping things interesting. This wine also has enough acidity to keep it fresh on the palate which is essential when pairing with food. From a textural point of view it has a medium to full body making it an excellent alternative to Chardonnay. I’m excited for the future of Matthews wines as he has 80 acres under vine and plans to bring it up to 200! -Steve Bowles

Learn all about the essentials of food and wine pairing with Chef Emily in this upcoming class.