A Pairing for Sharing

A Pairing for Sharing: Citrus & Basil Truffle and Antech Blanquette De Limoux

A bottle of wine begs to be shared, a bottle of wine paired with Jacek Truffles begs to be shared with the best people. Bring this pairing to your next picnic, girl’s night, or brunch, it is a great contribution to your next gathering.

Citrus & Basil: Creamy ganache infused with blood orange, lime, mandarin & basil.

Antech, Blanquette De Limoux Réserve Brut 2013, Limoux France – The Antech family has been wine growing for six generations in the Limoux appellation of the Languedoc in Southern France.  Hand harvested from certifiable sustainable vineyards, this sparkling wine is made in the traditional method (same as Champagne) with the secondary fermentation in the bottle.  This wine is fresh and clean, with a pretty nose of white flowers, citrus and green apple.  A creamy texture, apple and citrus flavours and a crisp clean finish make this a very enjoyable sparkling wine.  90% Mauzac 5% Chardonnay and 5% Chenin.

Together– One option in pairing is to work with like or similar flavours, these two together are an example of that.  The flavor profile of the Citrus & Basil truffle is fresh and light, with citrus and basil.  Antech Blanquette De Limoux is also fresh, with citrus, and a fresh palate.  The creamy texture of the wine balances with the creamy ganache, while the acidity in the wine keeps the pairing from becoming unctuous.  Bubbles keep everything fresh, and fun.

Do something different with this pairing – Our favourite no cook dinner, I’m guessing yours as well, is a charcuterie board filled with delicious cheese, cured meats, olives, fruit and fresh vegetables, and a spread or two.  On your next Italian deli no cook meal, add some Citrus & Basil Truffles, the flavors will go wonderfully with the board and it adds Joy to the board. Antech Blanquette De Limoux is an excellent accompaniment to the salty, cheesy goodness of a charcuterie dinner, and it works wonderfully with the truffle.

This pairing is more versatile then just as a dessert, use it for brunch, high tea, cocktails, and a late summer picnic. Let me know me know how you use this pairing, tweet me a photo @ASmashingLife.

Bonus – An unintentional bonus that I realized when photographing the pairing, was that the two not only work well together as a pairing, they are beautiful together visually: the wine packaging matches the truffle.

Yours in Wine,

The Fairy Booze Mother


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