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Wine Pairing

Wine: 2016 Vallée des Pins Rosé, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, France
Regularly $11.99, Special Price $9.99

Cheese: Hildene Farm Chevre, Vermont
Regularly $7.99/ea, Special Price $5.99

For those of you wondering, Rosé was not invented in Provence. That said, it represents 75% of the total output of the region so you could say they’ve had some practice with it. The pink wines of Marseille, a major city in southern Provence, have been popular since Roman times.

The vineyards of Vallée des Pins are located just to the north of Aix en Provence. The wine is made by traditionnal ‘assemblage’, in which the constituent grape varieties are vinified separately, before being carefully blended to achieve the desired style. It’s a blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah, Cinsault, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Pale and delicate in appearance, this Rosé offers remarkable depth of flavor and aroma. Strawberry, raspberry and white peach fruit combine with more exotic guava-like characters.

This Chevre has a very rich, dense, almost cream cheese like consistency. Its flavors are generally light and clean, but there are seasonal variations. In the spring and summer, the cheese will have more of a lemon-like tang, while the Chevre produced in the autumn will be more buttery in flavor. The Hildene we have in stock is bright and citrusy which makes it a perfect pair for Valee des Pins Rosé, enjoy together for a perfect summer evening.