Yesterday we went diving in the local ocean supermarket and my friend Andy skilfully caught this huge crayfish. I wanted to compare local SSB and SBS blends to see what Sémillon brings to the party so we tasted two wines with fresh crayfish barbecued in garlic butter and lemon juice.
Ibizan SSB has more Sémillon and notes of pear and lemon curd however lacks the acidity to stand up to this dish. The Cape Mentelle SBS has more Sauvignon Blanc with lime and passionfruit notes and high natural acidity which made it a great pairing for this dish. In conclusion, SBS for food and SSB for easy drinking on sunny afternoons.