On Thursday 9th of December 2021, Domaine de Rocheville invites you to its “Nordic Christmas” evening, a unique tasting of gourmet food and wine pairings for the festive season.
Local and artisanal wine and smoked food
Christmas is coming soon and you are certainly thinking about your festive menus.
To help you immerse in the festive atmosphere of the end of year, Philippe Porché, winemaker of the Domaine de Rocheville, and Pascal Charron, from Fumé d’Ici, an artisanal smokehouse in Saumur, have joined their two passions to offer you an original evening about the pairing of wine and smoked fish and meat.
Refined Loire wines for your festive meals
For this evening, the Domaine de Rocheville has selected its finest Crémant de Loire, Saumur Blanc and Saumur Champigny appellation wines: complex and elegant wines from hand-picked chenin and cabernet franc grapes, matured in oak barrels, that will look great on your festive table. A long ageing in a cellar allows them to reach optimal maturity and to offer you a beautiful length in the mouth.
Home-smoked fish and meat
Nordic products will be in the spotlight for an elegant evening and tasty combinations of wine and smoked food. Fumé d’Ici will introduce you to its own smoked salmon, as well as other sea fish and noble meats (magret), the smell of which will make you salivate. Smoking is done cold and with beech wood, according to a traditional method and the dishes are salted with a subtle taste of Noirmoutier’s artisanal salt.
A friendly evening under the sign of gourmandise and refinement
In total, Philippe Porché and Pascal Charron will comment five festive food and wine pairings. Let yourself be surprised by the original combinations they have imagined and tested for you between the Chenin and Cabernet Franc grapes and smoked products.
This will give you inspiration to compose your Christmas and New Year’s Day menus, from the aperitif to the main course. A pure concentrate of pleasure for your taste buds!
After the tasting, you will be able to benefit from special offers : it is the opportunity to find prestigious wines produced in the respect of the environment that will embellish your table or perfect gifts to put under the Christmas tree.
Other food and wine pairing evenings at Domaine de Rocheville
The Domaine de Rocheville regularly organises wine and food tastings in partnership with local producers. These evenings are an opportunity to taste original combinations of current or old vintages of the winery and gastronomic products.
In 2018, a “Special 2014 Wine & Cheese Party” paired different cheese varieties with white and red wines from the 2014 vintage.
In 2019, another wine and cheese evening was dedicated to Chenin white wines (Saumur Blanc and Crémant de Loire).
The following year, Domaine de Rocheville, in collaboration with La Duchesse Anne, created the event “Fou de Chocolat”, a sumptuous tasting of different vintages of Saumur Champigny Le Fou du Roi and custom-made chocolates. More recently, on 1st of October 2021, a new wine and chocolate pairing evening took place in the main hall on the occasion of World Cocoa and Chocolate Day with new tasty surprises.
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Practical information about the Nordic Christmas evening:
Date : Thursday 9th December 2021
Time : from 7pm to 9pm
Location : at Domaine de Rocheville, 49730 Parnay
Commented tasting (about 1.5 hours). Table service.
Price : 15€/person
Reservation required on +33 2 41 38 10 00 or by email
Sanitary pass required