Friday, August 1, 2008

Market Meal Meets Movia

Late night dinner yesterday, after a long day at work. It would have been too easy to fall into the bowl of cereal trap but I refused. Instead, I fired up the grill and threw together a quick salad while I waited for it to heat up. Lettuce from North Star Orchard, cucumber and tomato from Blooming Glen Farm, all dressed with nothing more than good olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Grill ready, I threw on an herb marinated poussin that I’d picked up from Griggstown Quail Farm, another stalwart at the Headhouse market. I usually shy away from pre-seasoned meats but I gave this a shot last year and let’s just say it’s damn good. There’s definitely something to be said for the ease of putting together a quick meal during market season. Good raw ingredients need so little work. Now, for something to open while the wee bird cooked.


Brda Točaj (Tokai Friulano) "Gredič," Movia 2005
Ah, yes. This was a revelation. A bit choked at first but once it caught its breath it exhaled aromas of pure white peach, lemon peel and honeydew melon, topped off with a sweetly scented sprinkling of crystalline mineral character. Perfectly integrated oak, very subtle in its presence. Firm flesh and an explosion of the same fruit flavors that had wafted up to my nose balanced its crackling spine of acidity. With dinner, it was even better, coming alive with the sweet herbs and juicy flesh of the grilled poussin. A seriously great value. And as to the ridiculous alliteration in this post’s title, it just spells Mmmm, as in seriously tasty. $23. 12% alcohol. Cork. Importer: Domaine Select, New York, NY.

6 comments:

Joe M. said...

Mmmm, indeed. I need to try this Movia. Also need to try the 2000 Movia sparkler, have you had it?

David McDuff said...

I have not but would love to. There's a bottle of Lunar waiting in the wings, however....

TWG said...

There's a problem with site meter that stop's IE uses from accessing blogs, including yours. No word from the help center if it's being worked on. Other browser work OK.

David McDuff said...

Tom,
Thanks for the heads-up. Are you sure it's Site Meter that's creating the issue? If you check back in, please let me know if you find out a workaround or fix as I'd hate to have to worry about the blog requiring a specific browser.

TWG said...

Where did you get the Movia?

David McDuff said...

Hello again Tom,
I picked it up at De-Vino the last time I was in New York.

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