Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Caviar with Champagne or Sauvignon Blanc?

The most renowned pairing perhaps for Caviar is Champagne. Its crisp acidity matches the Caviar's delicate flavours as does their complementary textures. The most compatible style is perhaps the less effervescent of the Champagnes. However Sauvignon Blanc is often drunk with it. Château Saint Thibeaud is one I would recommend – it’s a crisp Bordeaux white predominantly made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape.

It has plenty of body without being too heavy and has refreshing hints of pear and citrus fruits. On the palate it reveals a rounded, clean attack on the mouth with a good balance of fruit and dryness and the finish has gorgeous touches of lemon.

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