Mastronardi Estate Winery 2016 Syrah VQA with Lamb and Feta Cigars.

Bruce 2018, Mastronardi Estate Winery, Syrah

Nice! 👍🏻 Not naughty!

🍷Mastronardi Syrah with lamb & feta cigars (food & drink 2008) are definitely on the nice list this season! Cheers!

 

Lamb & Feta Cigars

  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil Cindy’s Garden Olive Oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) white onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) chili flakes
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground allspice
  • 1 lb (500 g) ground lamb
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • ½ cup (125 mL) sweet potato, peeled and finely chopped Lee and Maria’s Market
  • 1 plum tomato, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) chicken stock
  • ½ cup (125 mL) sheep’s milk feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1 package phyllo pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups (1 L) vegetable oil

complete recipe here

 

Mastronardi Estate Winery 2016 Syrah VQA

This bold and balanced 2016 Syrah opens up on a deep nose of warm black fruits with hints of wood spice.  On the palate this dry red wine progresses smoothly with flavours of dark cherry, blackberry and plum with earthy, spicy undertones and a velvety long fruity finish.  Pair this full-bodied red wine with slow-roasted barbecue pork spiced with pepper and cumin to bring out the fruitiness in the Syrah or try it with Asian cuisine marinated in plum sauce.