Quarts de Chaume pairs best with Apple Pie, Foie Gras, Roquefort Cheese, Roast Chicken, Lobster, and Cheesecake. Not everyone loves sweet wine with desserts, as the sugar overload nukes their taste buds. However, Quarts de Chaume is excellent with salty, savoury and rich dishes, as the sweet wine provides a refreshing contrast.
Quarts de Chaume is a prestigious and highly sought-after dessert wine that is produced in the Loire Valley region of France. Made from the Chenin Blanc grape variety, Quarts de Chaume is known for its rich and intense flavour profile, which combines candied fruit, honey, and mineral notes followed up with crisp acidity.
Quarts de Chaume is made using the noble rot method, where the grapes are left to dry on the vine, intensifying their natural sugars and resulting in a dessert wine with a unique and complex flavour. With a long history dating back to the 16th century, Quarts de Chaume is one of the most sought-after and respected dessert wines in the world.
The best pairing you can make with Quarts de Chaume is Tarte Tatin. But seeing as Tarte Tatin is difficult to make and not popular in North America, I suggest you pairing your Quarts de Chaume with Apple Pie.
Quarts de Chaume complements the sweet apple filling with its candied flavours of apple, peach, pear and figs. Meanwhile, there is a nuttiness to Quarts de Chaume that is exceptional with apple pie, as the flavours of hazelnut and almond marry well with the autumn apple flavours.
Quarts de Chaume is going to pair well with a lot of desserts. However, I would stick to fruit-driven desserts that aren’t overly sweet, such as fruit-topped cheesecake, pear tarts or peach cobbler. Quarts de Chaume is very sweet, and when paired with decadent desserts, the sugar blast can be too much for those of us who aren’t part ant!
Quarts de Chaume & Foie Gras Pairing
Quarts de Chaume pairs well with Foie Gras due to the contrasting flavours and textures of the two dishes. Foie gras, which is a rich buttery dish made from the liver of a duck or goose, has a rich and creamy flavour that is contrasted by the sweet and complex flavour profile of Quarts de Chaume.
Honey, quince, lemon, pear, peach, apple and guava all provide a refreshing distraction from the buttery and rich flavours of Foie Gras, creating a harmonious and satisfying taste experience.
Roast Chicken & Quarts de Chaume Pairing
A lot of people feel they have to go all out with what they match Quarts de Chaume with, as the wine is expensive, rare and a special treat. Thus, it might be surprising to mention that Quarts de Chaume is exceptional with a somewhat dull Roast Chicken Dinner.
The crisp acidity of Quarts de Chaume digs into the savoury and carnalized flavours of the Roast Chicken skin, supporting and carrying the flavours through with the wine’s notes of mineral, honey, apple and citrus. Meanwhile, the rich and silky texture of Quarts de Chaume brings out the best in the tender white meat of your chicken. Sometimes the simple things in life make for the best pairings.