It’s the perfect season for Rose and our 2012 Oakvale Rose is no exception. It’s light, fruity, and perfect for these hot summer days. While we think its great on its own this wine can also benefit greatly from being paired with light, refreshing foods. In fact, in the old days winemakers would bake bread with grapes to celebrate the beginning of harvest. In a fresh take on that tradition I found this recipe for a great flatbread that pairs so perfectly with our Rose.
1 flatbread or pizza base (I could lie to you and say I made it from scratch but I definitely didn’t)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 handfuls of grapes, halved (I used red and white grapes for color)
90 grams goat cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and Pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 160 C
2. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil on the dough, Press grapes into dough then sprinkle with sea salt and chopped rosemary.
3. Bake for approximately 12min, until the crust is golden and the grapes have begun to release some of their juices.
4. Remove from oven and sprinkle the goat cheese on top then bake for about 2 more minutes, until the cheese starts to melt.
5. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with a bit more fresh rosemary. Cut into wedges and serve warm with a glass of cool Oakvale Rose.
I loved this pairing so much I’ve already made it twice. Let us know what you think, take pictures of your flatbread and post to our Facebook page for a 10% discount on your next wine purchase!