Sainte-Maure 8 oz
Yet another classic Loire Valley goat. Pasteurized chevre with a vegetable ash coat and piece of straw reinforcing its midsection. Hand-ladled curds receive close attention in our caves where we develop the thin, mottled mold rind over a period of 3-4 weeks. The result: no thick, slipping skin, no soapy, goaty bite. Just balanced tang with walnut aromas and a lemony finish. Beautiful with a Red Chinon or a dry Vouvray.
Just the Facts
Chenin BlancCrisp and acidic with light minerality. You may smell stone fruit, apples, pear, quince, even some fresh herbs.
Pair with: Tangy Loire Valley goat cheese to bring out crisp, mineral qualities in both. Something like Selles-sur-Cher will work perfectly!
MerlotA smooth and medium-bodied wine with a more rounded flavor than other reds. Dark fruits are present but with minimal tannins and no noticeable spice.
Sparkling WineChampagne, Cava, Prosecco, anything with bubbles!
Pair with: The effervescence of Sparkling Wines makes for a great pairing with richer, fattier cheeses that coat the mouth: think La Tur and Brunet, or a triple creme like Brillat Savarin or Delice de Bourgogne.