Sauternes should be served chilled but not iced.
Contrary to widespread tradition, this wine is not solely
a dessert wine.
Served to guests before a meal, as an aperitif it will
stimulate their palate; but by all means serve it right through a
luncheon or a dinner, except with very spicy or very sweet dishes.
Nowadays, the great gastronomes of France
recommend drinking Sauternes with Foie Gras and with Roquefort two
delicacies ideally suited to accompany this wine.
Sauternes, the success of all parties is the perfect
accompaniment to :
Lobster and crayfish . Fish served with sauce (eg. Turbot
in mousseline sauce, sole, salmon)
Game and Fowl (roast duck, guinea fowl)
Fat Juicy ortolans
Soft cheeses, particularly Roquefort .
Sorbets, fresh fruit and fruit salad
Dried fruit, nuts and almonds.
To delight your guests try our recipe for an original
fruit cocktail :
In a punch bowl put together diced seasonal fruit
(apricots, peaches, apples, pears, etc.) and thinly-sliced oranges.
Pour over some sauternes allowing 2 glasses per person, and add one or
two glasses of Cognac.
Allow the mixture to macerate for about one hour in the refrigerator,
then serve with ice-cubes and soda-water.
A glass of Sauternes with its delicate aroma and its
richness of taste will gladden your heart: Truly the wine to help you
enjoy each day to the full.