Tuesday 27th November, the second session for Cheese & Wine Tasting was in the air: Candles, Cheeseboards, wine glasses and of course: wines! But nothing could happen without the people attending for this evening. And what happened this night was very good! We had great fun, lot of laugh, thanks to all of you who came this time. To be sure you won’t forget what you learned about wine, and about how to pair cheese and wine I post you here a little reminder.
The wines were:
- Chablis Les Vaux Sereins, 2010, Â£15
- Pinot Gris, Logan, 2010, Orange, Australia, Â£13
- CorbiÃ¨re, Grand Guilhem, Â£14, Organic
- Morgon Chateau Gaillard
- Fitou, Grand Guilhem, Â£15, Organic
- Rivesaltes, Â£17
1/ Chablis “les vaux Sereins”, 2010, Â£15.50
Appearance: Bright greenish yellow.
Nose: minerality, lemon, green apple.
Palate: Soft acidity, same as the nose plus vanilla and acacia.
Match: Shellfish, fish and cheese.
Pairing of the evening: Chablis cheese, goat cheese.
2/Logan, Weemala, Pinot Gris, Â£13.99
Appearance: Brigth white gold colour.
Nose: Lemon, pear, mandarin.
Palate: Medium acidity, strong peppery.
Match: White meat in sauce, white meat, strong cheese.
Pairing of the evening: Gorgonzola.
3/ CorbiÃ¨res Blanc, Domaine Grand Guilhem, Organic, Â£14
Appearance: Bright, very pale gold
Nose: Complex floral
Palate: Dry with a lot of aromas in final.
Match: Casseroles, Chablis cheese, comtÃ©, Epoisse, Munster.
Pairing of the evening: Chablis
Best pairing: Logan Pinot Gris/Gorgonzola
4/ Morgon Chateau Gaillard
Appearance: Bright intense ruby
Nose: Jamy strawberry, Cherry, leather
Palate: Dry but juicy, strawberry with cherry, good length.
Match: Goat cheese: Fresh and matured
Pairing of the evening: Rouleau de Beaulieu en ArdÃ¨che (Goat milk)
4/ Fitou, Domaine Grand Guilhem, 2007, Organic, Â£16.99
Appearance:Bright and Intense deep ruby
Nose: Very ripe red fruits, quince, Cherry â€œeau de vieâ€
Palate: Prune, nuts, herby, dried currant, dry plumâ€¦
Match: meat in sauce, casserole, cheese
Pairing of the evening: Brie de Meaux, Fleur rouge.
6/Rivesaltes, 1998, Â£24,99
Appearance: Deep Bright amber colour
Nose: : intense over ripe fruits
Palate: Unctuous (trÃ¨s gras) deep, plums, dried figs,
Match: Foie Gras, Chocolate, matured cheeses.
Pairing of the evening: Chocolate
Best Pairing: Morgon/Rouleau de Beaulieu en ArdÃ¨che (Goat milk)