Wine and cheese have long been celebrated as a classic pairing, and for good reason. The marriage of these two culinary delights is a perfect union that elevates the flavours and textures of both components. Wine, with its diverse range of aromas, acidity, and tannins, complements the richness, creaminess, and varying intensities of cheese. The acidity in wine helps to cut through the fatty and oily nature of cheese, cleansing the palate and preparing it for the next delectable bite. Meanwhile, the complex flavours and textures of cheese enhance the nuances and characteristics of wine, bringing out hidden notes and creating a harmonious balance. The interplay between wine and cheese is a symphony of taste sensations, where each sip and bite enhance and elevate the other, creating an unforgettable and indulgent gastronomic experience.
Bolney Wines and Cheese: the perfect match
Indulging in the perfect pairing of wine and cheese is a sensory journey that can elevate your culinary experience to new heights. The combination of Bolney wines, hailing from the idyllic countryside of Sussex, England, with a carefully selected range of cheeses, is a testament to the art of gastronomy. Bolney Wine Estate, known for their commitment to producing exceptional English wines, offers a collection that beautifully complements an array of cheeses, creating an exquisite harmony of flavours. In this blog post, we invite you to embark on a delightful adventure as we explore the enchanting pairings of Bolney wines with savoury goats cheese, creamy Brie, rich Cheddar, and tangy blue cheese. Get ready to awaken your taste buds and immerse yourself in a symphony of tastes and aromas that will leave a lasting impression. Let the exploration begin, and prepare for a culinary experience that will captivate your senses and redefine your appreciation for the art of pairing wine and cheese.
Savoury Goats Cheese and Lychgate Red
The Lychgate Red from Bolney Wine Estate is a true gem, showcasing an intriguing blend of luscious red fruit flavours and velvety smooth tannins. When paired with savoury goats cheese, this wine takes on a whole new dimension. The contrasting flavours of the cheese and the wine create a remarkable balance on the palate. The earthy and slightly tangy notes of the goats cheese beautifully complement the wine’s fruity undertones, adding depth and complexity to every sip and bite. With each taste, the harmonious combination of the Lychgate Red and the goats cheese dances on the taste buds, creating a symphony of flavours that tantalises the senses. It’s a marriage of contrasts that showcases the art of pairing, leaving a lasting impression and a desire for another perfect bite.
A rich and complex inky purple red wine with flavours of ripe stone fruits, spice and warming herbaceous notes. Deep flavours of dark chocolate and black olive tapenade with a long, fresh and soft finish
Creamy Brie and Blanc de Blancs
For lovers of soft and creamy cheeses, the Bolney Blanc de Blancs is an exquisite choice that will enchant your taste buds. This sparkling wine is a symphony of flavours, with crisp citrus notes that add a refreshing touch to every sip. As the delicate bubbles dance on your tongue, they elevate the experience to a new level of sophistication. When paired with a velvety Brie, the magic truly happens. The wine’s acidity serves as a perfect counterpoint to the richness of the cheese, cutting through its creamy texture and leaving a tantalising sensation on the palate. The marriage of the Bolney Blanc de Blancs and the Brie creates a luxurious pairing that showcases the harmonious interplay of flavours and textures. Each sip and bite is a revelation, as the buttery smoothness of the Brie enhances the wine’s elegance, resulting in a combination that epitomises indulgence and refinement. Prepare to be captivated by the sheer beauty of this pairing, where the Bolney Blanc de Blancs and Brie harmoniously unite to create a taste sensation that lingers long after the last sip.
Blanc de Blancs
A very stylish, single vintage, traditional method, quality Sussex sparkling wine. Elegant citrus and apple fruit with brioche and hazelnut aromas complement the smooth texture and creamy finish of this Blanc de Blanc wine.
Rich Cheddar and Lychgate Bacchus
The Lychgate Bacchus from Bolney Wine Estate is a true delight, brimming with vibrant tropical fruit aromas and zesty undertones. When it comes to pairing this wine, the bold flavours of a rich Cheddar prove to be an ideal match. The intense taste and creamy texture of the Cheddar find a perfect companion in the refreshing acidity of the Bacchus. As you take a bite of the Cheddar and a sip of the wine, the flavours intertwine in a symphony of taste. The Bacchus’ fruity character adds a layer of complexity to the pairing, further enhancing the experience. The tropical fruit notes of the wine meld with the robustness of the Cheddar, creating a combination that truly showcases the best of both worlds. With each sip and bite, the Lychgate Bacchus and rich Cheddar create an exceptional harmony that lingers on the palate, leaving you craving for more. It’s a pairing that exemplifies the art of flavour synergy, offering a sensory experience that is both gratifying and unforgettable.
Lovely jasmine, elderflower and ripe grapefruit notes are at the forefront of this wine, followed by hints of nettle and freshly cut grass. A classic example of a Bacchus, this wine is easy drinking and a firm favourite.
Tangy Blue Cheese and Lychgate Rosé
The Lychgate Rosé from Bolney Wine Estate is a captivating choice with its delicate pink hue and vibrant red berry flavors. When it comes to pairing this elegant wine, it finds a perfect companion in tangy blue cheese. The wine’s crisp acidity plays a pivotal role, cutting through the creaminess of the cheese and cleansing the palate with each sip. Meanwhile, the fruit-forward nature of the Rosé beautifully enhances the tangy and savoury notes of the blue cheese, amplifying its distinctive character. As you take a bite of the blue cheese and savour a sip of the Lychgate Rosé, a symphony of flavours unfolds. The refreshing profile of the wine merges with the boldness of the cheese, creating a captivating fusion that is nothing short of exceptional. The marriage of the Lychgate Rosé and tangy blue cheese showcases the power of contrasting flavours coming together harmoniously, leaving a lasting impression that lingers on the palate. It’s a pairing that captivates the senses, inviting you to explore the depths of flavour and embark on a culinary adventure that combines elegance, tang, and sheer enjoyment.
A lovely and expressive wine with stylish and intense summer fruit pudding flavours, raspberries, pomegranate and bursting with the zing of sherbet fountains.
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Sussex Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour
After you’ve learnt how we ensure high-quality wines every time, you’ll get to see exactly what we mean with a premium tasting experience. A delectable treat for all the senses comes in the form of a tutored tasting of five of our finest, award-winning wines. Each has been carefully paired with a food matching plate and a sample of our special Bolney Estate Gin.