Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Cumin-Scented Pear Sorbet and Frisée, paired with Labouré-Gontard Brut
About the Wine:
When a Crémant de Bourgogne is made in the Méthode Traditionnelle, it’s a great alternative to pricy Champagne. This dry Crémant is a cuvée of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and boasts crisp notes of fresh lemon, green apple, and tangerine, with slight toasted bread and almond on the finish. The bubbles are smooth, playful and lively; it’s a simple, classic and delicious Crémant that’s easy to enjoy. An excellent sparkling wine for under $21.
89.95 points by Sommelier Selects
About the Pairing:
The most dominant flavour in this dish is the earthy and aromatic cumin. This calls for a wine that won’t be overshadowed by this bossy little spice! This Crémant’s crisp, effervescent texture cuts right through the cumin’s richness. The fresh, icy texture of the sorbet, works well with the vibrant acidity and cold serving temperature – 7C/45F – of the wine, while the pear in the sorbet acts as a bridge between the apple and pear notes in the wine. The wine’s lemon freshness is complimented by the slightly bitter frisée.