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Fleur de Maquis and Sauvingnon Blanc

By mahir | March 11, 2011

WEEKEND WINE & CHEESE RECOMMENDATION

Melt the troubles of your world away with a glass of Sauvingnon Blanc and a morsel of Fleur de Maquis, as your figurative Parisian counterpart might in the spring.

Sauvignon Blanc wines are now cultivated around the world but originated in the Bordeaux region of France. The climate of this wine’s cultivation can have a distinct affect on the flavors of this wine, with the more Northern varieties yielding grassier wines and the tropical ones on the crisper end of the spectrum. Around the world, though, Sauvignon Blancs are enjoyed slightly chilled.

Fleur de Maquis (pronounced fluhr doo mah-kee) is a treat for the eyes and the mouth. These soft, little rounds are covered in herbs such as rosemary, fennel seeds, and juniper berries. However, even this combination cannot outshine the distinctive tang of sheep’s milk from the distinctive line of Lacaune ewes on the island of Corsica.

Let your senses take a trip this weekend with this fantastic pairing!

Check out other wine and cheese recommendations:
Valedon and Sauternes
Morbier and Pinot Noir
Merlot and Appenzeller Cheese
Midnight Moon and Cabernet Sauvingon

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