Comte and Gouda Artisanal cheeses on a cheese board with two glasses of red wine

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A Red Pairing Classic

$40.00 USD

About the wines

REGION: Chile | Colchagua Valley
GRAPES: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carmenère

TASTING NOTE: An expressive, perfumed nose featuring aromas of fresh red and black fruits, along with warm notes of red peppers, nutmeg, tobacco, and coffee. The palate is balanced with crisp, juicy fruit. The tannins are perfectly rounded and lend structure and volume to the wine’s long finish.

FOOD PAIRING: Highly recommended with stir-fried beef, pork chops, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lamb chops with Cabernet-mushroom sauce.

  • 91 Points – James Suckling (May 2021)
REGION: France | Rhône Valley | Châteauneuf-du-Pape
GRAPES: 60% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

TASTING NOTE: On the nose it delivers red berry fruit flavors along with perfumed notes and sweet spices. The finish is very delicate and balanced. Overall, this is a medium to full-bodied wine with a very silky texture.

FOOD PAIRING: Enjoy with vegetable dishes, grilled red meats, and pasta Bolognese.

  • 92 Points – James Suckling (February 2022)

About the Cheeses

Pronounced kom-TAY

Comté is a firm pressed cheese made from the raw milk of red and white Montbeliard cows in the Jura Mountains of France in Franche-Comté. The cheese is produced in small, cooperative dairies, known as “fruitières” which collect the milk from farms within 15 miles distance only. Comté is the most popular DOP cheese in France, and it is claimed that there are more than 83 distinct flavors in Comté, including apricot, chocolate, butter, cream, and grilled bread. Red wines make a classic pairing for Comté.

Pronounced HOW-dah

Gouda is simply unrivaled for that perfect balance of salty and sweet. Deep caramel in color, crunchy, crystalline, and meltingly smooth on the tongue, this aged cow milk Gouda bursts with flavor. The hint of butterscotch at the finish is a signature of this Dutch treat. Gouda pairs well with Cabernet-based wines such as Montes Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenere as well as wines from the Rhone, such as La Nerthe Les Cassagnes. If you let a stick of Gouda melt in your hot coffee it will become caramel in your mouth

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