Navarra Merlot with Four Cheeses
Navarra Merlot with Four Cheeses Bundle is an expertly paired combination of a classic varietal red wine with a selection of 4 artisanal cheese to create a premium cheese board with. We actually sell this cheese pack on its own for ¥188.88 (CLICK HERE to see for yourself) and we sell the wine for ¥98.88 (CLICK HERE to see for yourself) – but if you buy them both together, you get the wine for only ¥20!
Hacienda Uvanis Merlot is a really interesting varietal wine from the Navarra wine region in Spain. Navarra as a wine region is almost always overshadowed by the Rioja region – leaving many amazing wines from Navarra overlooked. The region is dominated by the Granacha grape, and wines are almost always matured in American Oak (as opposed to European Oak) which creates a lot of distinction from other styles of Spanish wine.
Along with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, Merlot is one of the primary grapes used in Bordeaux wine, and it is the most widely planted grape in the Bordeaux wine regions. It is also one of the most popular red wine varietals in many markets.
Hacienda Uvanis Merlot is deep, dark red in colour with medium legs. Intense aromas of Hacienda Uvanis Merlot has art ruby with a spica and cedar aroma. Medium spice aftertaste.
Food and Wine Pairing
Strongly flavoured meats such as lamb, beef and rich pasta sauces. Harder, stronger flavoured cheeses are going to work.
For Chinese style food, this wine would probably overpower Cantonese style foods but would work well with richer Zheijian style cuisine or the Sichuan and Hunan styled cuisine.
- Chilli and Lime Cheddar has been blended with zingy lime juice as well as piquant chilli which leaves a long finish.
- Champagne Cheddar has the taste of sweet Champagne swirled into an already perfect mature Cheddar.
- Sharp Cheddar is an aged Cheddar cheese matured for at least 12 months. It is a well-rounded, delivering a mouth-watering, strong and full flavour on the palate.
- Wensleydale and Cranberry Cheese, we take plump cranberries and add them to the cheese creating a great, sweet and juicy cheese
Our Expert Guidance
The pairing of this Navarra Garnacha with Four Cheeses Bundle has been done for you but there are some other hints and tips you need to get the very best out of a cheese and wine pairing. Let’s start with the “don’t” for the really simple folk.
Cut up the cheese into pieces that you think work for you. Or perhaps slice it.
Get your hands on some decent quality dry bread, crackers, wafers or anything similar. You need a bland or neutral taste. Nothing too salty. Add some decent quality nuts or dried fruit because these are a natural pairing for a good bottle of red wine.
Thin slices in a diagonal direction are possible the best approach on these cheeses.
A decorative plate for the cheese, nuts and dried fruit and something to serve some bread or crackers on. Add in some wine glasses and then this Navarra Garnacha with Four Cheeses Bundle will be at it’s best