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Cabernet Sauvignon

When it comes to pairing wine and cheese it’s all about trusting your own palate and tastes while continually experimenting. For Melkbus Truffle, you need a more elegant, lower-alcohol Cabernet that will work with a truffle-infused gouda. Drinking this wine will highlight the earthy notes in the cheese as well as the oak and berry flavors in Cabernet Sauvignon. Firmer cheeses are recommended for older wines because the wine is leaner and the cheese is also leaner. It’s all about balance.

Cabernet Sauvignon
“Cab-er-nay Saw-vin-yawn”
Is a  full bodied red wine that originated in France. Today, it’s the most popular wine variety in the world. Wines taste full bodied with bold tannis (textural element that makes wine taste dry) and a long black peppery finish.

Alternatives
Merlot – Lighter and smoother with more cherry flavors
Cabernet Franc – Lighter with more red pepper and herb flavors
Sangiovese – (Haly) spicier with more herbal and tart cherry flavors

 

 

 

 

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