Wine & Food Pairing Part 1 the pairing impact of barrel-aging for white wine


What difference does barrel aging make to pairing your white wine?

What you need:

  • Feely Luminosité Sauvignon Blanc Semillion or Sincérité pure sauvignon blanc
  • Feely Générosité Barrel Aged White Wine
  • Smoked salmon or trout
  • Creme fraiche or sour cream
  • A roll of white Goats Cheese (ideally organic and relatively young/fresh like an AOC Ste Maure de Touraine from Loire Valley)
  • A creamy camembert or similar


Step 1: Try the goats cheese with the two wines then the creamy camembert with both wines. The Sauvignon Semillon no barrel will be far superior with the goat cheese and the barrel aged with the creamy camembert.

EUREKA: in general white wines go better with most cheeses than red; especially Sauvignon with goat cheese and barrel aged white with creamy cheese.

Step 2: Try the smoked trout with both wines then put cream with the trout and try them again. the barrel aged wine will be far superior with the trout with cream.

EUREKA: Barrel aged white will go with creamy seafood (or creamy chicken).

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Read Part two here

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