Seize the opportunity of National Wine and Cheese Day on July 25 with the wines of Loire Valley. Equally famous for its wine and cheeses, the Loire Valley is France’s second largest producer of AOC rosé wines. Get swept away by the following tasty combinations of refreshing AOC rosé wine and famous AOC goat cheese, all from the Loire Valley:
- Bursting with ripe strawberry and plum fruit, Chateau de Montguéret, Rosé d’Anjou 2019 has a well-balanced acidity that pairs beautifully with AOC Pouligny St. Pierre, a slightly sour goat cheese with salty and sweet overtones. This rosé-specific appellation, devoted to off-dry rosé wines, will transport you to the Loire Valley’s gentle rolling hills where spunky little goats roam, right from the comfort of your own backyard.
- Next, enjoy Domaine Sylvain Bailly “La Louée” Rosé 2019, Sancerre with rustic blue grey AOC Valençay goat cheese. The fresh, citric taste of the cheese perfectly complements the crisp, snappy acid of Sancerre’s pinot noir grapes and truly captures this wine’s grapefruit and gooseberry notes. Get that cheese board ready!
- Dedicated to traditional method sparkling wine, Domaine des Varinelles Daheuiller, Crémant de Loire, Rosé Brut goes hand in hand with AOC Selles-sur-Cher goat cheese, known for its original artisan method of production. The light, sustained freshness of this sparkling rosé, with notes of redcurrants and wild strawberries, brings a fruity sparkle to the nutty flavor of this melt-in-your-mouth cheese.
Is your mouth watering yet? Remember to share your Loire Valley rosé and cheese pairings with us on social media by tagging @loirevalleywine and using the hashtag #LoireLovers. Cheers!