Combine zest, water and sugar in a small casserole. Simmer for about 20 minutes to preserve the zest. Reserve off heat.
Heat about 30 ml (2 Tbsp.) olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops and cook 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer scallops to large hot serving platter and cover with aluminum foil. Set aside on stovetop.
Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add white wine and reduce by half. Add lemon juice, and reduce for 2 minutes. Turn off heat. Add butter one cube at time, whipping after each addition. Add herbs, except basil, to sauce, along with half the candied zest. Do not let the sauce boil when reheating.
Arrange scallops on serving plates and pour sauce over top. Garnish with basil leaves and sprinkle on rest of zest. Serve with potato wedges baked with olive oil and Provencal herbs.
These medium-bodied wines have an intense colour with a rich nose dominated by fruit aromas. Wines that are flavourful and accessible to all.
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