Gustaff Merlot With Free Cheese
¥88.88 Per bottle
Gustaff Merlot With Free Cheese is an expertly paired combination of one of our favourite varietal wines from Chile, alongside a beautiful example of artisanal aged cheddar from the UK.
Gustaff Merlot is from Curico in the Central Valley of Chile. We normally sell this bottle on its own for the same price as this cheese and wine – ¥88.88. CLICK HERE to see for yourself
Merlot is a much-loved international red grape variety, and it is even more widely distributed than Cabernet Sauvignon worldwide. Merlot prefers clay soils rich in limestone and can grow in hot or cool climates. Merlot shows more mature flavours in hot climates, which is also a common international style while Merlot from cooler climates has a more elegant personality. Gustaff Merlot sits somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.
Gustaff Merlot has a deep red colour with some bright pink highlights. There is an intense nose of blueberry and cassis with a touch of mint. Pleasant and lively on the palate with a medium body to the wine. Soft and delicate tannins on the finish.
This is a good bottle for Mediterranean style pasta dishes or as a pairing with a sharp and firm cheese. For Chinese food this pairs with noodles, pork, or pork dumplings.
Westminster Sharp is an aged Cheddar cheese matured for at least 12 months. This a well-rounded and delicious Cheddar, delivering a mouth-watering, strong and full flavour on the palate. Perfect to pair with medium-bodied red wines.
We normally sell this at ¥68.88 including delivery. CLICK HERE to see for yourself.
Straight From The Mayor
The pairing of Gustaff Merlot With Free Cheese 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.
DON’T chop up this cheese into little cubes and start poking toothpicks in the cubes. That wasn’t even a fashionable approach in the 1970s. It was mostly something done by the riffraff trying to look as though they had some class and breeding. Well, it’s not classy. It’s savagery.
Get your hands on some decent quality dry bread, crackers, wafers or anything similar. You need a bland or neutral taste. Nothing sweet, sugary or salty. Shave the cheese into very thin slices with a vegetable peeler. Don’t try and slice it yourself. You’re not that clever nor gifted with a knife. 1mm thin slices with a knife are for Samurais and Ninjas so don’t even try.
Pile up your dry bread/crackers/wafers on one side of a large plate, with a scattered pile of very thin cheese slices. Remember to scatter the cheese. Don’t pile it up neatly or it will be a nightmare to separate individual slices.
If you’re feeling a bit flush with your money, why not add some cold cuts to you Gustaff Merlot With Free Cheese bundle?