[Wine] SWEET BORDEAUX: Exceptional Food Pairing with Prestigious Sweet Wines from Bordeaux [中文]

In the south of Bordeaux along the Garonne River in France, the distinctive terroir and micro-climate have allowed the châteaux to produce rare and unique wines for centuries.

Under the name of "Sweet Bordeaux", 10 appellations of sweet white wines including Sauternes and its Crus Classés, Barsac, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, Loupiac, Cadillac, Premières Côtes de Bordeaux, Graves Superior, Côtes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire, Cérons, and Bordeaux Supérieur, are united by one ambition - producing a wide range of high-quality wines accessible to everyone.

JPEGThe secret behind? Relied on the grape varieties Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle, and sublimated by the special fungus Botrytis Cinerea in an exceptional terroir, the unique Bordeaux sweet white wines produce a distinctive richness in your palate, combined with unique fruity aromas to accompany your moments of pleasure.

Introduction to Food Pairing with Bordeaux Sweet Wines

Two principles are usually respected while pairing fundamental tastes and textures (e.g. oiliness, heaviness, astringency, crispness, etc.) of food and wine:

1) By Similarity: when one reinforces the character of the other
e.g. smoothness of foie gras and mellowness of a Bordeaux sweet wine

2) By Contrast: when one opposes the character of the other
e.g. saltiness of Roquefort cheese and sweetness of a Bordeaux sweet wine

Nevertheless, modern and audacious pairings are also encouraged with Bordeaux sweet wines:

Spicy dishes (with green curry, ginger, Sichuan pepper, etc.)

A spirited pairing – the concentration of the sweet wine softens the hot spices of the food

Fruity / Salty dishes

A romantic pairing – the dish echoes the fruity aroma of the sweet wine

Fish and Seafood

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A surprising pairing – accompanied by citrus and light spices, too-iodized dishes match surprisingly with Bordeaux sweet wines

Sweet and tender meat

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A stable pairing – herbs and condiments like coriander, truffle, sesame oil, wasabi or lemongrass will raise the balance of the dish and keep it up to the standard of the sweet wine

Ripened cheese

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A durable pairing – the intense taste of the cheese renders a very long after-taste of the wine

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For more information on Sweet Bordeaux’s event organized by Business France, please click here.

For more information, please refer to:
Website: www.sweetbordeaux.com or http://cn.sweetbordeaux.com (Chinese)
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sweetbordeauxhk
Weibo: www.weibo.com/sweetbordeaux

Media Contacts:
Louis CHEUNG
Senior Trade Advisor, Communications
Business France – Hong Kong Office
louis.cheung@businessfrance.fr
Tel. : +852 3752 9178

Phoebe GUO
Trade Advisor, Communications
Business France – Hong Kong Office
phoebe.guo@businessfrance.fr
Tel. : +852 3752 9130

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publié le 07/12/2015

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