WINE PAIRING: Chèvre and Sauvignon Blanc

Goat cheese, also known as chèvre, refers to any cheese made from goat’s milk. It comes in a wide variety of flavours and textures, from soft and spreadable fresh cheese to salty, crumbly aged cheese.

Goat cheese is a good source of protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. As a delicious addition to many recipes, it can be added to both sweet and savoury dishes to enhance flavour and texture.

Sauvignon Blanc is the wine most often chosen to accompany goat cheese. The zippy acidity in the wine matches the acidity in the cheese. The combination of Sauvignon Blanc and goat cheese is fresh and invigorating.

A classic way is to choose a wine and goat cheese combination from the same region, as it is a natural pairing with similar taste profiles. However, we would suggest to try French chèvre with a New World Sauvignon Blanc.

2018 Misty Cove Ella Maria is only the third release of this very special Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. It’s a wine with pure, wonderful fruit flavours and aromas typical of the Marlborough region. Hand harvested and wild fermented in French Barriques, it spends 9 months in barrel with further bottle ageing before release. This adds gentle oak complexity to the classic Sauvignon Blanc profile. The wine displays complex aromas including Brazil nuts, ripe feijoa, peach and tropical fruits. An elegantly rich palate enhanced by its fullness and balanced subtle acidity.

What might be better together with a bite of chèvre to start your dinner tonight?

Cheers!

Amsterdam, November 22nd 2019