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Fresh peaches in white wine, our summery fruit salads

Have you ever tried this delicate peach salads during the hottest days of the  summer?

When I was a teen-ager we used to spend summer in our country house in northern Sicily and my dad used to go for grocery and buy a whole basket of yellow peaches (about 5 kilos) as the price was a lot more convenient.  

So… to use them all and avoid any waste with 38° degrees or so, we used to peel them, cut them into pieces and dress them with half glass white wine.

Perfect if you do it at least half an hour before dinner, so the peaches and the wine has the time to macerate and create a lovely sweet juice together. If you want you can add a scoop of vanilla ice-cream in your bowl, or, a cookie on the side, but we used to have them just plain as the conclusion of our dinner and for me this is absolutely the best way, otherwise you will cover the delicate taste of the peaches and the scent given by the wine. Sometimes less is more!

Don’t waste any time then: get a basket of juicy peaches and in case you have got some left that are a bit too ripe, remember you can always make a lovely peach jam.


A great white wine for this peach salads could be the Mandrarossa DOC Laguna Secca, a chardonnay with a pale yellow and golden-green color.

On the nose this wine evokes hints of orange peel and prickly pear ripe, well integrated with hints of oleander flowers. 

The taste is powerful, enveloping, with good and pleasant minerality that makes it persistent in the mouth. 

It is also great paired with roasted prawns or medium consistency cheese. Serve it at 10° degrees. 



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