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Featured Recipe Pairing
Apple Salad with Roasted-Lemon Dressing
In this easy but delicious starter, bitter, buttery walnuts become
a stirring partner to crisp apples. Here, they’re candied, providing
a sweet, crunchy foil to the creamy goat cheese and mildly
Sauvignon Blanc is a Loire Valley specialty that
for many people reaches its zenith of quality
and expression on the vine-dense slopes
of Sancerre, a hilltop village south of Paris.
The Domaine du Pré Semelé is located in the
rural hamlet of Maimbray, a few miles from
Sancerre. The third-generation family business
was taken over by brothers Claude and Rémy
Raimbault in 1988. Today, Rémy’s sons Julien
and Clément are running the domaine as their
father approaches retirement. The domaine’s
vineyards, with vines aged from 5 to 50 years,
sit mostly on prized Kimmeridgian limestone
soil, which produces the most mineral and distinctive
wines of Sancerre. The brothers farm
sustainably with no pesticides or herbicides,
which brings out exceptional purity and clarity
of expression in their wines.
The nose is classic Sancerre: grapefruit and gooseberry with hints of elderflower
Look for bright, juicy flavors of grapefruit and lemongrass over a chalky minerality.
With its assertive flavor and engaging texture, the Domaine du Pré Semelé
will make a delicious aperitif. But it will also be terrific with food. Goat
cheese is a classic—and excellent—pairing, but other hors d’oeuvres or first
courses will work as well. Anything with citrus and apple flavors will play to
the wine’s palate, while its mineral texture makes a great match for mussels,
clams and especially oysters. Take inspiration from matches such as
Wilted Greens and Gruyère Frittata and Mussels with Fennel-Herb Broth;
find the recipes at williams-sonoma.com.
Serve well chilled: refrigerate the bottle for 45 minutes before serving.
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