The past few posts, I have neglected to tell you about some of the wines I have been tasting. So I want to tell you about a new wine that we unscrewed last night with our grilled out lamb chops.
A-Mano 2005 Primitivo was our choice for the evening. Primitivo is actually Zinfandel, but in Italy they call it Primitivo. A-Mano is from the Southeastern Region of Puglia in Italy. This was a luscious wine with juicy fruit flavors of ripe black berries and a hint of spice on it's nice finsih. It was an enjoyable wine without those heavy tannins, but just enough to give the wine a nice personality. The alcohol content was 13.5% and the price was under $10.00. It paired perfectly with our dinner.
I was in such a hurry to get the photos of our dinner so we could chow-down while it was still hot that there is not a very good shot of the wine bottle in the food photo. But, here above, you can see the label clearly.
Since it is still quite toasty here in Key West, a heavy meal is still not the order of the day. So we fired up the grill and fixed lamb chops. To accompany them, a simple cool sauce of Greek Yogurt with fresh chopped mint and a dash of red wine vinegar. Also a fresh salad of chopped tomatoes, diced cucumber, sliced red onion, chopped olives, fresh chopped oregano, tiny bits of feta cheese, a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. This simple but full flavored salad hit the spot with the chops. Cipolline onions, which are Italian pearl onions, were just sauteed in butter and olive oil, so simple but sweet and tender. We also had a few of those potatoes that I talked about yesterday, just sauteed and tossed with butter and chopped fresh parsley.
A perfect meal and wine to start the end of our day!