19th September 2017

How do we pair our wines with seasonal food?

What goes well with wild Scottish Venison?

As we move into autumn we leave behind the crisp white wines and delicious rosé wines that we have enjoyed throughout the summer months, and move into more robust reds that will match perfectly with seasonal game.

According to our wine expert, the best wines to enjoy with venison are medium bodied reds with moderate tannin, oak and spice.  An excellent example is Château Gachon, Montagne Saint-Émilion, France 2012, would be ideal partner.

The wine is a blend of Merlot (70%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%). It has a deep ruby colour with purple hues and a soft nose of cherry, cassis and spice.

On the palate it is well balanced with a solid tannic structure and a complementary soft mid-palate of ripe fruits, such as plums and red berries, well-integrated oak aging – 12 months – add structure and spice to the palate.

Château Gachon is located on 15 hectares of clay soils, a mere 400m from the world famous Château Petrus, close to the hamlet of Pomerol and is classified within the district of the Montagne Saint-Émilion.

At Château Gachon, the Arpin family have over the last decade invested wisely in new cellar equipment to support a contemporary ‘modernist’ style of winemaking, consequently the quality of the wine has never been higher.

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