9 a.m., Oct. 9)
No Thanksgiving dinner should be complete without wine
from Domaine Perrault
Domaine Perrault owner-operator Denis Perrault
and resident sommelier Julie Ricard stand
behind their choices for the perfect Thanksgiving
wine, the Zanibal on the left and the Rosalie
on the right. Fred Sherwin/Photo
weekend when you go out to buy your Thanksgiving turkey,
why not drop by the Domaine Perrault Winery in Navan to
purchase the perfect compliment to your Thanksgiving dinner.
Perrault has several varieties that go with turkey including
the Roslie, which is a light-bodied red wine with hints
of red cherry, cranberry and raspberry, and Zanibal, an
off-dry white wine with hints of citrus and ripe apples
which they appropriately call their "turkey wine".
fact, Domaine Perrault's resident sommelier Julie Ricard
suggests pouring half a bottle of Zanibal in the roasting
pan with the turkey to add extra flavour and moistness
to the bird. More adventurous chefs can add the entire
bottle, but it means they will have to purchase an extra
bottle if they want to enjoy it with the finished product.
Perrault also has a very fine Chardonnay, a Sauvignon
Blanc, a Pinot Grigio and the Isabella which is a dry
white wine with hints of reen apple, pear, citrus, and
turkey isn't your thing and you plan on cooking a roast
beef or prime rib, Domaine Perrault has several varieties
of red to tantalize your palate, starting with the Frontenac,
a dry red wine with hints of cherry, blackberry, plum
and chocolate. They also have a Cabernet Franc, a Cabernet
Sauvignon Merlot, a Malbec, and the latest addition to
their wine list, a full-bodied Shiraz with strong hints
of black pepper and currants.
for after dinner you can serve their fine desert wines
which include their gold medal winning Nectar des Neiges
or their Liqueur de Vignoble.
beauty about Domaine Perrault is that you can taste all
their wines before you purchase them in their quaint cellar
store. The easiest way to get to the winery is to drive
south on Trim Road to Navan. When you reach the main intersection
in Navan, continue driving south until you reach the end
of Trim Road, turn right on Perrault Road and continue
until you see the Domaine Perrault on your left.
store is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. For more information about the winery visit
story was made possible thanks to their generous support
of our local business
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