The perfect menu to pair with Bordeaux wines
Bordeaux wines are simply irresistible, with an undeniable reputation, Bordeaux is probably the most acclaimed wine region of the world. It serves as inspiration to the wine industry around the world, driving consumer trends and setting the bar for production quality. There are no less than 5,500 winegrowers in Bordeaux, working hard to produce 4.9 million hectolitres of wine per year. With the average estate only 19.8 hectares in size, there is incredible diversity in the region and space for all styles, price points and winemaking approaches.
When it comes to grape varieties, almost all red Bordeaux wines and most Bordeaux whites are produced as a blend. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot make up the famous 'Bordeaux blend' each variety bring something unique to the wines. Fruit, structure, freshness, complexity and tannin are all carefully managed by winemakers of exceptional skill and knowledge. Meanwhile, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle delight the connoisseurs of white wines in equally well crafted white blends. Rose wines represent a new chapter in the bordelaise wine industry. Using traditional Bordeaux varieties and benefiting from the cool oceanic influence, the wines are light, clean and fresh in style and are beginning to attract favour from Provence loving wine drinkers.
With the arrival of the Autumn season, it's natural that we start looking for comfort food and why not comfort wines as well. In this search you need look no further than Bordeaux - a region simple perfect for food and wine pairings. I have chosen a special menu - a warming autumnal dinner of starter, main course and dessert perfectly paired with Roberson favourites from the ancestral home of wine.
1). STEAK TARTARE paired with Chateau de Chambrun Bordeaux Rose 2020
This is a great way to kick off any dinner party, taking just 15 minutes to prepare this starter leaves you plenty of time to get started on the wine. Chateau Chambrun Rosé is a great companion to this dish, well-balanced, with integrated alcohol and acidity Chambrun Rosé is the perfect aperitif and palate cleanser.
2). Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom sauce paired with Chateau Moncets Lalande de Pomerol 2016
Pork loin roast is of course a roast dinner classic in the UK. Fresh herb-seasoned and served with a succulent mushroom sauce, you cannot go wrong. It will be a hit every time, fantastic for special occasions and Sunday dinners. A charming Bordeaux wine from Lalande de Pomerol beautifully matches this dish. Our Chateau Moncets offers excellent red fruits aromas, spiced with vanilla and cinnamon notes. The 2016 vintage is well balanced and has an elegant freshness to its finish.
3). Crème Brûlée paired with Chateau Lafon 2018
The famous French custard, topped with a crisp layer of caramelized sugar, has the perfect texture and flavour to match the richness of Sauternes. Chateau Lafon Sauternes compliments nicely the richness of the custard and the bitter note of the caramel.
Bon appetit. Santé!