PAIRING FRENCH DESSERT AND WINE (I)
Puits d’ámour –-- Loupiac
Loupiac is in the heartland of Bordeaux's sweet white wine production, located between Cadillac and Sainte-Croix-du-Mont and just across the river from the prestigious Sauternes and Barsac titles.
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Charlotte aux fruit exotiques –-- Jurancon
Jurançon is an appellation in southwest France, near the town of Pau, making both sweet and dry white wines (Jurançon and Jurançon Sec, respectively).
The wines have been celebrated since the middle ages, and it is claimed that Jurançon wine appellation was in force as long ago as the late 14th Century.
Opera –-- Banyuls Grand Cru
Banyuls Grand Cru is an appellation created in 1972 for the highest-quality vin doux naturels made under the AOC Banyuls title – which covers sweet wines produced in a small eastern corner of France near its border with Spain.
Religieuse au cafe –-- Bonnezeaux
Bonnezeaux wines rank amongst the most respected sweet wines of the Loire – and even all of France.
Tartelette Bourdaloue –-- Arbois Vin de Paille
Sweet wines made from grapes that have been dried out to concentrate the sugar levels in their juice produced in the wine capital of Jura appellation Arbois.
Foret noire –-- Rivesaltes Rouge
Rivesaltes is an appellation for the historic sweet wines of eastern Roussillon, in the deep south of France. The sweet vin doux naturel wines produced in this area have been revered since at least the 14th Century.
Criolo –-- Pineau des Charentes Rosé
Pineau des Charentes is the sweet, strong 'Vin de Liqueur' of the Charentais region. It is made by adding Cognac eau-de-vie from the previous year's distillation (or older) to fresh grape must of the current vintage.
Barquette aux marrons –-- Muscat de Lunel
Muscat de Lunel is an appellation for the vin doux naturel wines of the town of Lunel at the eastern edge of the Languedoc region. These wines are made from one of the many varieties of Muscat grapes - Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains.
Charlotte aux framboises –-- Clairette de Die Tradition Rose Doux
Clairette de Die is an appellation for sparkling white wines from the area around the town of Die, in the low alpine foothills of the eastern Rhone Valley.
Baba au rhum –-- Pommeau de Normandie
Pommeau is an alcoholic drink made in north-western France, from two forms of the region's specialty fruit: apples (pommes).
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