Welcome to a series of articles celebrating delicious Mediterranean food and truly Novel Wines. This recipe series is in partnership with foodie Kiki Burton, behind popular food blog Cardamom and Dill, alongside our friends at Raphael's Mediterranean Deli Products, who supply our delicious range of oils and olives.
In this week's recipe collaboration, we've selected Kiki's lunchtime Greek Wild Oregano-roasted Tomatoes and Whipped Feta on Garlicky Sourdough recipe. Kiki put together this treat after seeing Raphael Deli's Greek breakfast of tomatoes, ricotta, oregano and smoked sea salt on bread. At the end of the recipe, you'll find our wine buyer Ben's perfect pairings with this Med lunch.
Read Kiki's original recipe here.
What wine do you pair with roasted tomatoes, whipped feta and garlicky sourdough bread?
Good, fresh acidity is key. So is provenance. Stay where tomatoes thrive, i.e. the Mediterranean, but go for higher acidity. Ktima Gerovassiliou Estate White is a blend of zingy and smoky Assyrtiko and the tropical Malagousia grape variety. It has both freshness and mouth-watering fruit. That makes it a star with tomatoes.
Of course, as it's lunchtime, you could be tucking into Kiki's dish in the afternoon sun. In which case, why not treat yourself to some bubbles? The fruity, moreish Slovenian fizz Istenic Barbara Sec Sparkling is off-dry and full of green apple, peach and brioche. A real star to sip with lunches like this!
Featured image credit: Kiki Burton, Cardamom & Dill