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Wine Pairing

Wines: 2014 Rainer Sauer Muller Thurgau, Franken, Germany
Regularly $14.99, Special Price $12.74

Cheese: Germain Le Pico, France
Regularly $9.99/ea, Special Price $7.99

This week’s wine comes from Weingut Rainer Sauer.┬áMaster wine-maker Rainer Sauer and his wife Helga have managed the estate since 1979. Daniel Sauer (pictured above with father Rainer) is the next generation of this successful wine-producing family. After a year’s practical experience in California, this graduate oenologist studied for a year in Geisenheim, gathered further experience outside Franconia and, in 2011, was named the “Young Winemaker of the year” by the DLG. He now works as the cellar master of the estate.

This wine processes ripe white peach and citrus flavors that are accentuated by pretty floral aromas of white lily. Try with roasted halibut or this week’s cheese pairing.

Le Pico cheese is a carefully matured goat’s milk cheese that is often compared to Camembert. Under its naturally ripened rind lies a creamy, aromatic interior with an assertive taste and a delicately sweet finish. Young, it has a soft and melty texture; aged, the flavor becomes more refined and offers a creamy texture.

Whether young or old, Le Pico sings when partnered with crisp, slightly acidic white wines such as this week’s Rainer Sauer Muller Thurgau. Enjoy together!