Mediterranean Burger Recipe Paired with Gilles Louvet O Pinot Noir

Mediterranean Burgers


4 fresh buns
4 beef burgers
1 tomato
1 onion
Fresh salad leaves
2 pickles
Fresh goat cheese –preferably a Languedoc Pélardon
Fresh cilantro
Tobasco Sauce
Ground cumin
Ground cinnamon
Ground ginger
Salt and Pepper


Slice the onion finely and fry at a medium heat with a splash of olive oil.

Meanwhile, cut the tomato into thick slices, rinse the salad, cut the pickles into slices lengthways and slice the goat cheese.

In a small bowl mix ½ cup of mayonnaise, 1 tbsp tobasco sauce, a pinch of cumin, cinnamon and ginger, 1 tsp of cilantro (finely chopped).

Toast the buns (in the toaster or under the grill).

Cook the burgers in the pan, and when ready add the garlic (a pinch for each burger), salt and pepper.

Build your burgers in the following order: onions, pickle, cheese, burger, sauce, tomato, salad.


Gilles Louvet O Pinot Noir 2010, Languedoc, France

An incredible pinot noir for this price point, and its organic to boot. Tart cherries and fresh earth give this medium-bodied, silky, mouth-watering wine lots of character and versatility for food. Food matches: pot roast with mushrooms, quail, planked salmon. Drink: 2012 – 2015 292995 13.5% D 750 ml $13.95 Score: 88/100



This recipe also pairs well with Gilles Louvet O Chardonnay, which will be coming soon to the LCBO.




6 thoughts on “Mediterranean Burger Recipe Paired with Gilles Louvet O Pinot Noir

  1. The recipe looks very yummy, may be it will be my tonight’s dinner. It’s also a terrific price for Organic Pinot Noir from France, dear Natalie, if you recommend it, I will go for it because my wallet already suffered from Christmas shopping))

  2. Thank you Natalie MacLean for including our wine in your blog. Your opinion is greatly valued by us and your readership. Thank you for helping introduce this Organic wine to the Ontario market!

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