Wine Pairing: Henri Bourgeois Les Baronnes, Sancerre, France
The classic wine pairing for goat cheese is Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre in the upper Loire Valley is traditionally very clean, acid, and fruity – and when matched with a rich, creamy goat cheese, Sauvignon Blanc can cut through the richness of the goat’s milk.
Henri Bourgeois established his domaine in Chavignol, a town which is probably more famous for its goat’s cheese – Crottin de Chavignol – than its wine. Nevertheless, the domaine has become one of the most important houses in Sancerre.