Happy marriages

6 wines (those in the Tasting Case of La Côte Chalonnaise), paired with 6 dishes. We asked the magazine Cuisine et Vins de France, whose culinary standing is unrivalled, to create some happy marriages. We did this to emphasise our attachment to our land, where livestock rearing and culture go hand in hand and because our land is a place of passage and exchange where the pleasures of the table mean that gastronomy is intimately linked with wine. And let’s not forget that the first virtue of wine is its ability to instigate that exquisite mood of conviviality.


Bourgogne Aligoté
“Sable”

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Carribean style
cod ceviche


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Comments on the 2015 vintage by Karine Valentin:

"This is an Aligoté with plenty of character, wearing shimmering colours and telling us through its lively bouquet of grapey aromas alongside notes of honey and tasty fruit that it is no small player. In fact it is a strapping, full-on wine with a solidly build body that pleases the palate thanks to its roundness and sprightly, flinty finish."

Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise
Pinot Noir

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Duck parmentier
with sweet potatoes


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Comments on the 2012 vintage by Karine Valentin:

"This wine is about the grape and nothing but the grape; it demonstrates the qualities of a true Bourgogne Pinot Noir with its notes of flowers and blackcurrant. The tannic structure found on tasting gives bite and reinforces its refreshing quality."

Montagny

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Scampi tempura
with
tartare sauce


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Comments on the 2013 vintage by Karine Valentin:

"When we find quince notes in a Chardonnay, then it’s ready to drink. We encounter a tenseness in the mouth that is not as pronounced in the bouquet, which is more delicate flowery notes and white pepper within a light structure."


Givry

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Braised veal
with spring vegetables


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Comments on the 2014 vintage by Karine Valentin:

"The firmness of the rebellious Givry wines is quickly announced by the bouquet, with its suggestions of red fruit, spices and a hint of smoky tea. The upfront tannins in the mouth bring a certain muscular tonus, allowing this Pinot Noir to stand up to a fully-flavoured recipe."

Mercurey 1er Cru

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Foie gras
and pistachio pâté


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Comments on the 2013 vintage by Karine Valentin:

"We find the fruit encased within the delicate density, alongside an animal note and a touch of blackcurrants. This well-structured wine, which retains a touch of oakiness in the mouth, easily fits the archetypal role of a dense and powerful Mercurey red."

Montagny 1er Cru
“Les Coères”

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Pollock in thaï curry



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Comments on the 2013 vintage by Karine Valentin:

"A bouquet that embodies the terroir with its minerality and saline note; all the right ingredients to charm a fish dish. Then we come across the characteristic smokiness of Chardonnay before finishing on notes of citrus. The finesse of its silhouette preordains this wine to find its place alongside a fine fish."