As the temperature heats up outside, we’ve got the perfect wine pairings to cool you down whilst you enjoy cheese from our summer range. We’ve also included an exclusive luxury summer selection offer from Virgin Wines…
Washed in cider to give it a very mild taste, Golden Cenarth gets stronger with maturity. It won Supreme Champion at the British Cheese Awards so an excellent pairing is needed to go with this beauty.
Champagne Dom Perignon Rose 2006 is an uber rare Rosé fizz from legendary Champagne House – Dom Perignon. It is intense and vibrant with mind blowing complexity. A supreme champagne for the supreme champion!
Bleu d’Auvergne is less salted than other blue cheese so it tends to have a creamier, more buttery flavour, with a bit more of a moist texture. This classic French blue, which is actually made with the same process as a Roquefort, needs a wine that can work with both elements.
Traditionally you’d go for a dessert wine but the Italian Garganega with its rich decedent flavours and tropical fruit notes is a surprising hit!
Manchego is named after the hot and dry plains of La Mancha, right in the heart of Spain, just south of Madrid. The wonderful nutty and caramel flavour of this legendary cheese comes from the heat and dryness of the landscape and the milk that is produced by the sheep in those conditions.
The perfect wine for this pretty fabulous cheese is the spectacular Nu Allonge Cava. A Spanish light sparkling wine, it’s packed full of subtle citrus flavours which pairs quite nicely with the nutty and caramel taste of a beautiful Manchego. Prefer a good red wine with your cheese? Try Capanes Sense Cap, a delightfully expressive red blend of Garnacha, Syrah and Merlot from Spain. A real treat for the taste buds, it’s full of fruity and very delicious flavours and is light enough not to overpower a Manchego DOC.
You need a cheese like Bocconcino de Capra to make your day even better. It has a supple, springy texture which, when young, is delicate and soft. As the cheese ripens the texture becomes firmer and the flavours deepen with a sharply sweet goaty flavour. It’s a fabulous goat’s cheese all the way from Italy, and we’ve found two wines from the same region of Piemonte which will definitely take your fancy.
Anello Piemonte DOC Barbera is produced by winemaker Claudio Manera. A red wine with good acidity and dark fruit flavours, this wine will cut through the creaminess of the Bocconcino making your mouth water.
Fancy a refreshing white instead? A white wine that can tick all of the boxes when paired with Bocconcino de Capra is Olim Bauda Gavi, a dry white wine of outstanding quality which can stand up to the flavours of the cheese with its high concentration of fruit flavours.
Dazel Ash has a clean, bright and earthy flavour which balances smooth with its firm textures. Goat’s cheese this crisp needs a wine with exceptional freshness. There’s one grape type that has the muscle, and that’s Sauvignon Blanc. The subtle citrus fruit and gooseberry intensity of French Reserve Arbousiers is an ideal match for Dazel Ash but if you’re all about Marlborough SB then the Savvie is a safe bet.
Luxury Summer Selection – 12 bottles | was £131.88 – now £65.88 (Plus free delivery)
We’ve teamed up with Virgin Wines to bring you a HALF PRICE saving on 12 world-class wines this summer. Normally worth up to £12.99 each, these fruit-filled reds and whites are yours for just £5.49 a bottle, complete with free express delivery direct to your door!
This offer also acts as the perfect introduction to Virgin Wines’ WineBank service. T&C’s apply.
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Virgin Wines T&C’s:
Please allow between 1-3 working days for delivery, however 85% of orders are arriving next working day. Also available as an all-red or all-white case. New customers only. UK Delivery only. You must be 18 years of age or over to buy alcohol. Strictly one case per customer. Not to be combined with any other promotion. By redeeming this offer you agree to try the Virgin Wines WineBank. WineBank uses easy monthly top-ups to save for your wine and rewards you with £1 for every £5 you deposit, plus free delivery on all future purchases. There’s no obligation to buy any more wine. Your default monthly payment is £25 which you can change on Virgin Wines’ website. You can cancel your WineBank membership at any time and withdraw any funds you’ve added. Offer is unavailable to existing WineBank members. Wines described are subject to availability and may be swapped for a similar wine of equal or greater value. Images for illustration purposes only. For full terms and conditions, visit https://www.virginwines.co.uk/terms