Chilean Sauvignon and Australian Sauvignon Semillon Both Fine with Plaice Baked with Mushrooms

We cooked one of our favourite fish recipes – Plaice Baked with Mushrooms, from Supercook.  As well as mushrooms, the fish is baked with cream, lemon juice, white wine, black peppercorns, chervil, cayenne pepper and is topped with melted cheddar cheese.  As recommended, we served it with croquette potatoes.  Delicious.

We accompanied the meal with a bottle of the Society’s Chilean Sauvignon Blanc 2011, from the Wine Society.  This white was crisp, intensely fruity, with hints of pineapple and was IMG_0211.JPG (2)a good match with the plaice.

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We cooked this dish again a few months later, but this time we tried a bottle of Blind Spot Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012, an Australian white, also from the Wine Society.

We found this crisp, lemony with hints of apple and minerality.  The wine had an affinity with the lemon in the sauce.  Another good match.

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