We tried One Pot Tomato Stew with Pork Meatballs, Chorizo and White Beans – a Paul Merrett recipe from Economy Gastronomy. A very tasty, warming Spanish-style meal with lots of spiciness from the chorizo and smoked paprika in the sauce.
We decided on a Spanish red and opened a bottle of Gran Calero Monastrell Yecla 2006 from the Sunday Times Wine Club. We have drank this wine on a few occasions in the last few months, most recently and most successfully on 8th Feb with a similar spicy Spanish dish.
The black fruits came through well and the spiciness and vanilla sweetness chimed in beautifully with the sweetness of the smoked paprika and chorizo. Another very good match for this wine.