- posted 11 years ago
A friend called by this sunny Sunday evening with a bucket full of freshly picked, Pacific Oysters, not four hours from the tidal waters of the Northland coast.
While Pete shucked the shellfish, I tossed the bottle of Sepp Moser Grüner Veltliner 'Breiter Rain' 2005 into the freezer (10 minutes was all the time we could wait).
What a sensational match - at this time of the year, these naturally grown "wild" oysters are fat and in their prime.
A sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper and a squeeze of lemon were all that was required.
I consumed 3 dozen oysters in 30 minutes (and I am proud to admit it!!!!!!!)
And Michael, the GV was simply superb with the oysters - medium bodied, with citrus notes and an appealing, spicy overlay with fine balancing acidity - perfect!