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Weekly Pairing 6/25/2012

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Domaine Achard-Vincent
Clairette de Die
Brut
N.V.
$18

One of true secrets of the Rhône Valley is the small A.O.C. of Clairette de Die. The wine is a blend of Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains (75%) and Clairette. It is the polar opposite of most wines you think of when thinking about the Rhône.

It is not a robust red; rather, it is light, refreshing, and sparkling. It is very smooth with soft aromatics of stone fruit and wild flowers. The wine is intended to be drunk young and in warmer weather.

I suspect it is what the vintners in Cornas pour themselves a glass of when returning from their vineyards in the summer time. This wine from Domaine Achard- Vincent is approachable and best drunk young. Enjoy it at your summer picnics or while watching fire works on the 4th of July.

Perail
Sheep
France
$12 each 4oz

A wonderful soft ripening ewes milk cheese from Aveyron in France. The milk is sweet and displays light notes of hay. Eat the cheese young, between 2 and 8 weeks for its most pleasant flavors and textures.

La Maison du Piment
Gelée de Marie Jeanne
Au Piment d'Espelette
$15 for 100g

A spicy jam to make ya sweat and cool ya off in the upcoming summer months. Try it on toast with goat butter. Delightful with the Perail of course!

Some of the items below require overnight shipping (marked with *)

  1 Bottle- Domaine Achard-Vincent Clairette de Die Brut N.V. $18.00 (currently out of stock)

 
  Perail 4oz $12.00* (currently out of stock)

 
  La Maison du Piment Gelée de Marie Jeanne Au Piment d'Espelette $18.00

 

 

 

 
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