WINE PAIRING OF THE WEEK: Château des Charmes Cabernet Icewine & Foie Gras
Beautifully luscious red Icewine from one of Niagara’s most prominent producers. A perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Bursting with aromas and flavors of ripe red berries with perfectly balanced sweetness and acidity. Luxurious mouthfeel and long-lingering honey-hued finish. A must-try Ontario Icewine. Perfect companion to fruit-based desserts or as a splurge, with foie gras. Score: 95/100. Tasted January 2018. VINTAGES#: 346692, $ 79.95.
The traditional wine pairing for a luxurious, buttery foie gras is Sauternes. However, any style of sweet wine that balances out the acidity of the fruit with the sweetness of the wine, would make a great choice.
And here in Ontario, we have an amazing assortment of Icewines, crafted with many different varietals to match the fine and rich texture of foie gras, in it’s mild or stronger versions. Moderately sweet, mature Icewine would make a great companion by adding a touch of freshness to this decadent splurge.