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Wine Pairing

Wines: 2017 Domaine Grosbois Chinon, “Cuvee Cuisine de ma Mere”, Loire, France
Regularly $17.99, Special Price $14.99

Cheese: Valencay, Berry, France
Regularly $13.99/ea, Special Price $10.99

Sometimes all we want is to find a moment where we are transported back to a simpler time and place. For Nicolas Grosbois, this wine is his means of returning to that place. The name translates to “My mother’s kitchen” and it is a wonderful addition to any dinner table.

Made from 100% organic certified Cabernet Franc grapes grown on a small parcel of the estate, this wine is fresh and juicy with supple texture, ripe flavors of violet, plum and chestnut with hints of earth and dark berries. Ready to drink now, this wine makes for a perfect pairing with goat cheeses, and especially delicious with roast squab and wild mushrooms.

Valençay cheese is one of the classic French cheeses made in the province of Berry in central France. It is named after the town of Valençay in the Indre department, France. It is an unpasteurized goats-milk cheese. Its rind has a rustic blue-grey color which is made of the natural molds.

Valençay cheese used to have a shape of a perfect pyramid with a pointed top. But when Napoleon returned to the castle of Valencay after his unsuccessful expedition in Egypt, he saw the cheese, in a fit of rage drew his sword and cut off the top of the cheese. Since then the cheese has always been made with a flattened top.

We think Valencay will be the perfect partner for Domaine Grosbois Chinon. The ripe violet and plum flavors of the wine will be brought forward by the citrusy creaminess of the cheese, making it a perfect pair!