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Wine Pairing

Wine: 2015 Eugene Carrell Jongieux, Savoie, France
Regularly $12.99, Special Price $10.99

Cheese: Ascutney Mountain Cheese, Cobb Hill Farm, VT
Regularly $32.99/lb, Special Price $25.99

This week I have another delicious white wine value for you. The varietal in this wine is Jacquere, a grape known for its bright fruit profile and refreshing acidity. It comes from Jongieux, one of the villages of Savoie allowed to amend its name to the bottle much like cru of Beaujolais or Burgundy.

Bright with green highlights, this wine expresses (citrus and very ripe pears), associated with a floral overtone and a slightly mineral essence at the finish. Serve chilled as an aperitif, with shellfish, cured meats or this week’s cheese pairing.

This prize-winning cheese is an alpine-style natural rind cheese. It was developed from a Swiss Appenzeller recipe. Ascutney Mountain has a sweet nutty flavor and is aged 7 to 8 months. Try it with this week’s Eugene Carrel Jongieux. We think you’ll love how the cheese brings out the acidity and fruitiness of this wine.