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Wine Pairing

Wines: 2018 Les Equilibristes, “Le Joufflu” Rouge, Perigord, France
Regularly $17.99, Special Price $15.29

Cheese: Urchruter, Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Regularly $29.99/lb, Special Price $23.99

The brainchild of Francois de Monval and Florent Girou, Les Equilibristes is focused on producing one of a kind, quirky cuvees from small estates all across France. Most importantly, their central ideal is to fashion wines that possess the équilibre (‘balance’).

A blend of Grolleau and Pineau d’Aunis, this is racy, fruity and fun with distinct notes of red berry fruits, pepper and spice. Those of you that have been enjoying Cabernet Franc as much as we have (and we know there’s a lot of you!) will absolutely love this wine. Organically produced with minimal intervention, and no added sulfites, this is wild and fresh in the most positively delightful way.

The details: An organic/biodynamic blend of 90% Grolleau and 10% Pineau d’Aunis grown on sandy and schist soils. Hand harvested and spontaneously fermented in concrete tanks. The wine ages in a mixture of concrete and neutral oak barrel for a short duration before bottling with no fining or filtration.

A medium-ripe cheese made from organic raw cow’s milk with a pleasant herby-nutty flavor. Absolutely unique! Pair with “Le Joufflu” rouge for a snack that is sure to satisfy.