I have now had and written about the Pamukkale Senfoni Sek and Domi Sek. I’ve always quite liked the domi sek but I never tried the full-on Senfoni Sultaniye sweet. Until now.
Sweet wines pair beautifully with spicy food which is one of the reasons I find myself eating a lot of çiğ köfte; they go well with the oh-so quaffable Miskets I like to drink in the summer. Assuming that a sweet Sultaniye grape would pair just as nicely I decided to try the Senfoni Sultaniye Sweet when I made blacked salmon a few weeks ago. It was a good choice.
The color of pale hay with green lights, this wine was as pretty as it was quaffable. The nose, full of florals, mango, and pineapple was a promise to be fulfilled by the taste. The tropical fruits and flowers lent themselves to a an easy to drink, not overly sweet wine that was smooth and refreshing on the tongue.
Why don’t I drink this more? I should, especially at 25TL a bottle it, and Pamukkale’s other Senfonis, are a steal. Now that spring has really and finally arrived in Istanbul I will be drinking more white wines. Although considering the backlog of posts I have about red ones one would never know that I’m trying to switch to white now!
Oh sweet white wines, I love you.