Master Sommelier turned winemaker Greg Harrington recognised the opportunity to make excellent wines in Washington State's Walla Walla and Columbia valley. Concentrating on Rhone and Bordeaux varieties, his wines eschew the use of excessive new oak and embody freshness and finesse with a real sense of terroir. If you thought that California was the be all and end all of US wines or that Oregon was cutting edge - it's time to check out Gramercy - undoubtedly among the top producers in this exciting region.
What to drink with... roast chicken.
A classic dish – you can never go wrong with a roast chicken. We tend to gravitate towards Burgundy in France, whether it’s a buttery oaked Chardonnay or a Pinot Noir. But pleasures come from further afield too: a New World Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, a Viognier, or that food friendly Chianti Classico. Then of course the wild cards can just pull off something memorable: our Rogue Vine Grand Itata Tinto (old-vine Cinsault from Chile), a white Rioja, Blaufränkisch from Austria, a Chilean Merlot or a trendy blend from Sicily. Roll on Sunday lunch!
Like the look of the Pollo al Mattone pictured? You can find the recipe on the CHOPCHOP app - download it to your iOS device from the App Store.