...the right wine !
Philippe was so right in his comment to my last post, how can I dare to talk about foie gras without mentioning the wine to go with it. Shame on me. If you eat foie gras, and don't suppport it by a glass of matching wine, you spoil the whole experience. As essential as good bread and fleur de sel to make the experience perfect.
The classic match is a sweet white Bordeaux wine, Sauternes. There are other possibilities though, as Sauternes might be too sweet for some, and the big challenge is also with which wine do you continue your meal if you start with Sauternes ?
Other good matches :
- Gewurztraminer ("vendanges tardives")
- Coteaux de Layon (less sweet)
- Muscat (de Rivesaltes, for examples)
- similar to Sauternes but less expensive : Loupiac, Sainte-Croiz du Mont
- or as a dry white wine alternative a Chardonnay, like for example a Meursault
So I hope I made up for this "minor" mistake in my last post. I confirm again, it is really essential to be able to enjoy the foie gras tast to the fullest !
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