Send me your favorite pairing or just your favorite wine and I will have a perfect recipe pairing for you! Last week we focused on Cabernet Sauvignon and its perfect pairings. We turn our attention to the white variety this week and Sauvignon Blanc, a green skinned grape originating from the Bordeaux region of France. This grape produces an elegant yet delicate, light and crisp wine with hints of citrus and a palette freshening acidic edge. It pairs particularly well with goat cheese, chèvre in particular. I like to roll a log of chèvre in fresh lemon zest and thyme leaves, then drizzle with a really good extra virgin olive oil and serve with toasted baguette slices or water crackers and a lovely chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc which enhances the lemony citrus accent of the thyme leaves and zest...a perfect combination of flavors. For perfect meal pairings, I recommend fish and shellfish, chicken or pork in light sauces (not butter or cream sauces) with fresh herbs and citrus flavors such as my Scallops Marnier appetizer or Whitefish with Fennel-Orange Relish. As a dessert pairing, anything tropical, mango in particular, works very well with this beautiful wine.
This wine also pairs beautifully with my Fennel & Orange scented Whitefish!
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