Pairing: Pork Tenderloin with Peach Sauce Paired with a 2015 Max Ferdinand Richter Mulheimer Helenenkloster Spätlese Riesling Mosel
Food: White peaches have started to appear in farm stands throughout New Hampshire. For a truly special gastronomic experience, cut open a white peach, stick your nose into the cut side … inhale deeply … ahhhh. The sweet perfume fragrance of the white peach sends your olfactory senses into … ecstasy. You don’t even have to eat it to enjoy it. But, of course, we will … in this delicious pork dish.
Season half inch medallions of pork tenderloin with salt, pepper and cinnamon, and sauté in a little butter. Keep warm. Meanwhile, make a sauce of a cup of peach slices, 3T of minced red or sweet onion, 2 tsp brown sugar, 2 T bourbon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp corn starch, pinch of salt, and 2 T of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 8 minutes. Serve with roasted potatoes and a medley of grilled summer squash, zucchini and red onion. Very easy!
Wine: The estate of Max Ferdinand Richter has a long and distinguished history as a vineyard, winery, and wine exporter dating all the way back to 1643. The estate is currently managed and operated by Dr. Dirk Ferdinand Richter, the ninth generation of his family to do so. The 2015 vintage of this wine was overseen by Constance Ferdinand Richter, the tenth generation of this family of renowned winemakers. Riesling wines from the Mosel wine region are considered among the finest in the world. About $20.
Tasting Notes: The color is a pale gold with a decidedly greenish tint. The aroma reminds one of the fragrance of a German Christmas cookie, fresh out of Oma’s oven … golden raisins, honey, and hazelnuts. On the palate one senses distinctive honey, apricot and toasted hazelnut. Apricot and honey linger on the finish. Goodness gracious!! The pairing couldn’t be better. The wine perfectly complements the peach sauce.
Other Wines That Pair Well with Pork in a Peach Sauce: Chardonnay (California), Gewürztraminer (Alsace, France), Vouvray (Loire Valley, France), Viognier (Australia)
Other Food That Pairs Well with Spatlese Riesling: Spicy Asian Cuisine, Scallops, Ham, Roast Duck and Chicken.
Maps and Views of the Mosel Wine Region: Mosel Wine Region
A Source: klwines.com