Special - Limited Sale
A trio of our favorite sweet wines 750ml:
- (1) 2014 Vouvray Demi-Sec, Denis Breussin (750ml)
- (1) 2016 Sauternes Cuvee Selection, Domaine de Monteils (375m)
- (1) Ratafia de Champagne, Champagne Dumangin (375ml)
Vouvray Demi-Sec is 100% Chenin Blanc. Aromas of acacia, white flowers and hints of blackberries. Round and creamy texture, slightly off dry. Pairs with sweet and sour dishes, Thai recipes and Moroccan Tagine.
Our versatile Sauternes is 87% Semillon, 7% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Muscadelle. Youthful, notes of dried pineapple and pear. Incredible depth and power. Super complex.with a lovely balanced fresh finish.
APERITIF: Snacks and canapés, sweet rolls with foie gras, walnuts cheese, dried fruits, chicory leaves with Roquefort or blue Auvergne cheese.
FIRST COURSES: Puff pastry with Roquefort or foie gras, fresh salmon tartare, foie gras, asparagus (mousseline sauce), melon with Sauternes, scallops in Sauternes, Chinese or Japanese cuisine (spring rolls, prawn fritters, Peking duck).
FISH: Sauternes goes well with sauces (white, white butter, mousseline), turbot, sea bass, pike, salmon steak with buttered leeks, cod with ratatouille, monk fish or lamprey, sole and morel mushrooms with Sauternes based with sauce.
WHITE MEATS: Tenderloin, veal or pork with pineapple or peaches, grilled citronella ceal kidneys, veal chops with asparagus tips, pan-fried or roasted veal liver with grape sauce, leg of venison marinated in Sauternes.
FREE-RANGE POULTRY: grilled or roasted chicken, pheasant, guinea fowl, quails with grapes in Sauternes juices, duck with peaches, rabbit with mushrooms in Sauternes, capon, goose, turkey, squab.
CHEESE: Roquefort, veined or walnut cheese, ewe cheese, warm goat’s cheese on a bed of salad with onion preserve, accompanied with Sauternes.
DESSERTS: fruits tart (apple, lemon, red fruits), tarte tatin, peach charlotte, dark chocolate cake, fruit salad, strawberries.
Ratafia de Champagne is 55% Pinot Meunier (for fruit), 35% Pinot Noir (for structure) and 10% Chardonnay. Aged for at least 5-7 years. Blend of Champagne grapes. Colour of Victoria plum skins, ie light tawny. Smells rather like apricot eau de vie with that woody aroma of spirit. Sweet, powerful but so deliciously scented on the palate: orange and rose and dried apricots. Scrumptious. Pairs with cheese, melon, chocolate desserts, reducing sauces for duck