Fresh tomato season is winding down here quickly in the northeast. But before it goes and tasty tomatoes in farmers markets are replaced by tasteless tomatoes in supermarkets, let’s give it one last hurrah. Which wine would you pair with (heirloom) tomatoes, sliced and sprinkled with salt and some fine olive oil? Or is it impossible?!? Hit the comments with your thoughts!
The tricky part about tomatoes from a wine perspective is the acidity. A few years ago, we celebrated Mrs. Vino’s late summer birthday at a fine, seasonal restaurant. She opted for the vegetarian menu and was met with nine courses (or whatever it was), all with tomatoes! I can’t even remember which wine we had that evening, given the acid bomb of all the tomatoes–talk about turning a “mortgage lifter” into something subprime.