By Florencia Palmaz | February 2022
Cabernet and Truffles – Tricky bedfellows that spark magic when paired well.
As a vintner and a chef, it is my pleasure to share unexpected pairings featuring beautiful ingredients and the library of our wines. This winter I have been enchanted with fresh, black Périgord Truffles—and yes, I’ve fallen in love with the unconventional pairing of Truffles and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Traditional Sommelier training would never imagine pairing fresh back truffles with Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. It is generally believed that the deep earthy aromas of truffles are best highlighted with wines that mirror such earthy (almost funky) undertones, like Barolo or a library vintage of Burgundy. Thankfully the mysteries of Napa are great. With all its varied microclimates and soil types you can find a vintage and a vineyard that pairs well with almost any season’s treasured ingredients.