Three Truffle Wine Pairings
Founded in 1856, Cousiño Macul is the only winery in Chile amongst those established in the 19th century that continues in the hands of the original founding family. The name of the winery is derived from the family name of its founder (Matías Cousiño), plus the name given to the area where the esrare was built, within the Maipo Valley: the company name implies “the Cousiño estate at Macul”. The Cousiño Macul winery is today governed by the sixth generation, direct descendents of its founder, Matías Cousiño. As said by Arturo Cousiño, Chairman of the Board of Directors, “Our objective is to produce world-class wines that are authentically Chilean, wines that have true varietal character and express the unique terroir of the Maipo Valley.
Three Truffle & Wine Pairings
As the season descends our very own WineChap, Tom Harrow, offers a few recommendations for wines to pair truffle-enhanced meals:
Pair truffle carpaccio with a rich, pinot dominated Champagne like Giraud's Homage.
When truffles are added to a mixed porcini tagliolini, drink with a Nebbiolo from Piedmont (the home of truffles)
And to finish? A nutty, honeycomb ice cream topped with shaved truffles will match beautifully with a rare Italian dessert wine like the Ambrosie.