Wine & Cheese Pairing
If you are looking for the perfect combination of wine and cheese look no further than Chateau de Fontenille Entre Deux Mers and Cambozla bleu cheese. Typically you would think of a Sauternes, Port or even a heavy Chardonnay pairing with a hearty, crumbly strong cheese, but this white Bordeaux hits the nail on the head. Cambozla is the mildest of all bleu cheeses and tends to be moist, rich and creamy. Chateau de Fontenille is a Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle blend. This wine has a lot going on. It’s balanced and light, with a silky mouthfeel. The nose is aromatic with hints of peaches and soft citrus fruits, it is surprisingly smooth for the majority of it being Sauvignon Blanc. The layered Semillion and Muscadelle tone down the traditional acidic personality of Sauvignon Blanc. The Cambozla brings out a creaminess in the wine and the slight fruit in the wine tones down any over blueness the cheese may exhibit. It’s a match made in heaven!
Chateau de Fontinelle 2008 $14
Look for Cambozla at your local artisan cheese shop
You can find Chateau de Fontenille at Decanted, 1410 Pine Ridge Rd, Naples FL 34108 or online at http://www.decantedwines.com