Risotto with peas and prawns
This recipe originally appeared in the Oct/Nov 2007 issue of Gourmet Traveller WINE.
Wine to try
2005 Canobolas Smith Wines Strawhouse Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Orange, A$20
Of Murray Smith’s Canobolas Smith wines, the more experimental drops made from grapes from neighbouring vineyards within the Orange region carry the Strawhouse moniker. This complex, savoury dry white is almost unrecognisable as either a sauvignon or semillon: it has a richness and complexity way beyond a simple varietal wine. It’s been aged in old, second-hand barrels and, with some time in the bottle, the abundant yet finely honed flavours are at their peak. This wine has enough richness to deal with the power of the risotto but is refined enough to match the freshness of the peas and the sweetness of the prawns. Plus, it’s an absolute bargain.
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