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Wine Pairing

Wines: 2014 Tarapacá Gran Reserva Red Blend, Maipo Valley, Chile
Regularly $16.99, Special Price $14.44

Cheese: Remeker Ghee Gouda, Jan Kirk, Netherlands
Regularly $36.99/lb, Special Price $29.99

This week’s featured wine comes from Viña Tarapacá, founded in 1874, in the heart of the Maipo Valley. This red blend combines fresh fruit aromatics of raspberry and cherry from the Cabernet Sauvignon, black fruit notes in the Syrah emanating from the cool waters of the Maipo river and floral and spice of violet and white pepper from the Cabernet Franc and Carmenere combine to produce an intoxicating blend of flavor and aroma.

Tarapacá Gran Reserva Red Blend has a ripe fruit profile style with fresh and spicy notes and wild aromas from the organic management that they do. The mouth is soft, with mineral tannins due to the Mediterranean macroclimate and volcanic soil with a high content of minerals. Rich hearty beef and game dishes are enhanced when paired with this robust and rich wine. Pair this wine with full flavored rich dishes that need a worthy accompaniment.

A unique Gouda no matter how you look at it; made using the milk from Jersey cows that only eat fresh grass this Gouda is not covered in wax but rubbed with ghee (aka clarified butter) as it ages. Intense and buttery with notes of salt and cows, grass and potatoes, some people also get a milk chocolate vibe.

This cheese will pair nicely with Tarapaca Gran Reserva, the fruit of the wine will be balanced by the richness of this cheese.