Let me begin this post by saying that I am by no means a wine connoisseur, but if research was a superpower, then that would be mine. When I was given the opportunity to try a selection of three Chablis wines from the Burgundy region of France, I immediately started researching different wine pairings and the flavor profiles of each of the specific wines.
Since this particular Chablis from J. Moreau & Fils has a dry flavor, my thoughts immediately turned to our favorite Baked Brie. It’s the ideal appetizer to serve at intimate gatherings with friends, and the creaminess of the brie, blending with the strawberry jam and walnuts complement rather than overwhelm the flavors of this distinctive Chablis. After all, what’s a more common pairing for wine, than cheese, and of course with French wine, featuring a French cheese is essential. Oui?
— Domaine J. Moreau & Fils, 2019 Chablis —
The J. Moureau & Fils Chablis is made in Chablis, in northern Burgundy. Chablis is known for it’s dry white wines made from Chardonnay grapes grown in soil that gives the wine it’s mineral accents. The soil and climate the Chardonnay grapes are grown in gives it both it’s distinct flavor profile as well as the pale gold-green color. The 2019 Chablis has a elegant flavor that is more flavorful than that of a Petit Chablis with apple and citrus among the most noted flavors amongst experienced wine connoisseurs.
Best served between 50-52F (10-11C)
If you’d like to make your own baked brie in puff pastry from scratch, I’d recommend this recipe from The Kitchn.
— Suggested Pairings —
Fresh water fish
Chaource (Burgundian cow’s cheese)