A New Zealand Chardonnay Preferred to a Spanish Red with Casseroled Pork Loin

We tried Loin of Pork with Garlic and Vegetables from Supercook.

The pork is braised in stock with potatoes, tomatoes, thyme and garlic and finished with a rich sour cream sauce. We served the pork with green beans and a jacket potato.

Initially, we decided on a red wine and opened a bottle of Monte Rojo Rioja 2009, a full-bodied rich Spanish Tempranillo from the Sunday Times Wine Club.2014-07-13 19.22.13

This smooth red with a hint of vanilla oak was a near miss with the dish, so we set it aside.

We opted for a bottle of Brancott Marlborough Chardonnay 2013, a New Zealand white from Costco.2014-07-13 19.31.05

This was fresh, creamy, buttery with flavours of melon, pineapple and nectarine.  A good match with the meal.

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