Sparkling Rose Sec Ch. De Montgueret Saumur with Cheese
Find a good cheese to have with a Saumur sparkling Rose Sec from Yats Wine Cellars
Several everyday cheeses were paired against a NV Sparkling Rose Sec Ch. De Montgueret Saumur brought out from Yats Wine Cellars Clark Philippines. This is the result of the pairing.
The jury is out and here is the verdict of the tasting of the NV Sparkling Rose Sec Ch. De Montgueret Saumur against these cheeses:
Asiago (Young): This was a good match in both weight and texture, so the initial impression was favorable. However, it didn’t do so well in the finish when the cheese proved to be just a bit too rich for the wine.
Edam: This pairing didn’t work because the Edam lacks the flavor intensity to match the wine’s.
Saint Paulin: worked very well, the slight sweetness of the Rose Sec really helped wake up the cheese and the round texture of the wine married well with the same texture of the cheese.
Raclette: this didn’t work at all, the cheese was too heavy and rich for the wine making the latter almost irrelevant in the matchup.
Camenbert: the dullness of the cheese gave the Sparkling Sec the whole stage but even though there was no clash, it wasn’t much of a pairing either.
Gouda: Pretty good result but not spectacular, with both food and wine going their separate ways, not really arguing but certainly not conversing, so it was an acceptable but not recommended pairing.
Gruyere: Just ok, nothing to really get excited about, no synergy but not a clash either.
The recommended pairing out of the cheese for this pairing were Saint Paulin and Asiago.
Yats also operates a fine-dining wine restaurant called Yats Restaruant and Wine Bar in Clark Philippines www.YatsRestaurant.com. It is located inside the Mimosa Leisure Estate which also houses a 36-hole championship golf club called Mimosa Golf, as well as a casino. Clark is packed with action, so wine shopping aside, there are other meaningful things to spend your time. Yats Restaurant can cook up all sorts of gourmet meals. The chef is from London and the maitre ‘d is from Holland. This is certainly an international outfit.
To get more information about Clark Wine Center or other establishments mentioned here, email Wine@Yats-International.com. The trip from Shanghai is not exactly short but with hundreds of tourists heading down there with plans to purchase vintage wines to bring home, there’s got to be some magic in that 2-storey wine shop.
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