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Meal and wine pairing

Seven hour leg of lamb

Leg of lamb : piece of meat formed the saddle over the thigh.
One thigh is called Chump.
Seven hour : Slow-cooking leg of lamb in wine with garlic and herbs until it is fall-off-the-bone tender and luscious


See also : Gigot d'agneau

This dish pairs well with:

Wine colors

Aloxe-Corton

Red

Still wine

Serve at 15-18. °C (59-64 °F)

Prefer a pairing with a wine of at least 5 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 10 to 15 years old.

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Bordeaux

Red

Still wine

Serve at 15-17. °C (59-63 °F)

Can be drunk as soon as it is marketed.
Aging potential (estimation) : 3 to 5 years old.

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Bourgogne

Red

Still wine

Serve at 13-15. °C (55-59 °F)

Can be drunk as soon as it is marketed.
Aging potential (estimation) : 3 to 5 years old.

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Cahors

Red

Still wine

Serve at 14-16. °C (57-61 °F)

Pair with a wine of at least 3 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 5 to 10 years old.

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Fitou

Red

Still wine

Serve at 16-18. °C (61-64 °F)

Pair with a wine of at least 6 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 10 to 20 years old and more.

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Fronsac

Red

Still wine

Serve at 16-18. °C (61-64 °F)

Pair with a wine of at least 2 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 5 to 10 years old.

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Gigondas

Red

Still wine

Serve at 15-17. °C (59-63 °F)

Prefer a pairing with a wine of at least 2 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 8 to 15 years old.

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Graves

Red

Still wine

Serve at 15-17. °C (59-63 °F)

Pair with a wine of at least 2 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 5 to 10 years old.

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Hermitage

Red

Still wine

Serve at 16-18. °C (61-64 °F)

Can be drunk as soon as it is marketed.
Aging potential (estimation) : 3 to 5 years old.

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Languedoc

Red

Still wine

Serve at 16-18. °C (61-64 °F)

Prefer a pairing with a wine of at least 7 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 10 to 25 years old.

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Madiran

Red

Still wine

Serve at 16-18. °C (61-64 °F)

Prefer a pairing with a wine between 2 and 5 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 8 to 12 years old.

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Margaux

Red

Still wine

Serve at 16-18. °C (61-64 °F)

Pair with a wine of at least 5 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 10 to 30 years old.

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Mercurey

Red

Still wine

Serve at 14-16. °C (57-61 °F)

Pair with a wine of at least 1 year old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 4 to 8 years old.

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Moulis

Red

Still wine

Serve at 15-17. °C (59-63 °F)

Prefer a pairing with a wine over 10 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 8 to 15 years old.

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Pauillac

Red

Still wine

Serve at 16-18. °C (61-64 °F)

Prefer a pairing with a wine of at least 7 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 20 to 50 years old and more for a 1855 classed growth.

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Pic Saint-Loup

Red

Still wine

Serve at 16-18. °C (61-64 °F)

Pair with a wine of at least 3 years old, 5 years at least for a cru classé.
Aging potential (estimation) : 10 to 20 years old and more for a classed growth.

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Pomerol

Red

Still wine

Serve at 16-18. °C (61-64 °F)

Pair with a wine of at least 5 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 10 to 20 years old.

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Vacqueyras

Red

Still wine

Serve at 15-17. °C (59-63 °F)

Pair with a wine of at least 3 years old.
Aging potential (estimation) : 5 to 15 years old.

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