Our sommeliers talk about Luberon and Ventoux food and wine pairings

Discover food and wine pairing ideas from the Luberon and Ventoux, chosen by three sommeliers from the region, through their interviews.

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Sommelier interviews

Natalie MORNARD, sommelier Restaurant Le Vivier - Isle sur la Sorgue

Pascal VINCENT, sommelier La Bastide de Pierres (La Bastide de Gordes)

Alfredo Antonio ROMO, wine and spirits expert//Aromo Agency

 

What if we talked about food and wine pairing?

A wise pairing idea with a white/red or rosé?


AR: Simply the classic pairing: a white on fresh goat cheese sprinkled with savory; a fine rosé with red mullet with escabèche and a red with a good Provençal saube or a 7am lamb.

NM: A chocolate and truffle dessert associated with a red 2005 Governor Saint Auban from La Citadelle.

 

A crazy idea for pairing with white/red or rosé wine?

NM: La Cuvée Contre Courant (white wine, 2014 vintage) by Guillaume Gros to accompany a dish based on sea urchin, coffee, Jerusalem artichoke and truffle; a rosé from the Fontvert Mourre Rose estate to accompany a dish based on octopus tentacles with a sauce emulsion hollandaise, maltese orange and grilled white asparagus.

AR: A rosé to accompany Japanese cuisine: salmon sushi with lotus flower rootlets; a red wine to accompany a lamb tajine with apricot; a 100% Viognier white whose vegetal side will wonderfully accompany green asparagus from Durance.

PV: On ice creams and sorbets it is recommended to drink a large glass of water. But why not combine an ice cream scent with one of the main aromatic notes of a local wine?

For example, with a lemon sorbet, Mas Lauris' Inopiné en blanc cuvée will reveal “liveliness” and “pep”. On an exotic fruit ice cream, a ripe white wine with mango notes... on peach/apricot ice cream, a Viognier from Domaine des Peyre or a Muscat from Domaine de la Royère... Finally, on a red fruit sorbet a red Luberon for the youth of its fruit.

 

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