Murray's Duck Mousse Pate 7oz
This rich duck liver mousse is luxuriously soaked in port wine, letting the fruity flavors of the port marinate with the creamy and robust flavors of the pate. Port wine brings a sweet and complex flavor to an already intense and gamy developed product. Silky duck mousse with port wine is a notable export from the traditional recipe found in Southwest France. The creamy mousse is accented by Basque port wine, whose dark but sweet notes bring out the peppery tones of the mousse. Nothing is more enjoyable than this spreadable snack – already fully cooked and blanketed in aspic. An elegant appetizer is easy to manage when topped with caramelized onions on a crisp cracker. Take a break and enjoy with an equally creamy Cambozola. Have this mousse with a glass of Riesling, or something equally minerally.
Just the Facts
RieslingThis food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.
Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinker like Willoughby (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).
Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.
RoséWe love them all! Everything from light, crisp Provence style to deep and fruity Spanish Rosados. Don’t be afraid to enjoy rosé year-round, but we like the summer staple best with refreshing, mild cheeses that are great in warm weather.
Pair with: Young chevres like Coupole and bloomy rinds like Moses Sleeper for the lighter stuff. A darker, fruitier rosé can stand up to a heavier cheese like nutty Pecorino Oro Antico. Sparkling rosé is a perfect match for Nettle Meadow Kunik.