We’ve had such a crazy summer! Between traveling and then getting all the appointments and tasks done that we could only do with our daughter home from college out of the way, I’m finally ready to invite some friends over and do some entertaining. I realize I’m hitting that time just before back to school where we want to extend that golden hour of summer just a few days more – so what’s more perfect than having a wine and cheese party to say farewell to the season and hello to autumn?!
I was recently sent some samples of wine from Ca’ Momi Wines and thought it would be fun to pair each of them up with a complementary cheese. I’m excited to try out what I think are a few great wine and cheese pairings on my friends for our next evening together.Ca’ Momi 2014 Napa Valley Chardonnay + Brie
This oaky white has a palate of decadent citrus cream poured over fresh pear crostada with subtle hint of clove. That combined with its finely tuned acidity (3.60 pH) that takes the richness right through to the end of the glass is perfectly complemented with a soft, ripe cheese like Brie. The fruit flavors in the Chardonnay are highlighted by the earthy flavors and and creamy texture of the Brie.Ca’ Momi 2013 Napa Valley Pinot Noir + Goat
As soon as you pop the cork on this one, the cherry and cocoa bouquet mingle with those of damp earth and thyme. And we’re also tasting cherries here folks! Perfect for a late summer evening of entertaining. The smooth velvety texture of this Ca’Momi Pinot Noir complements some fresh goat cheese perfectly. The white pepper and vanilla flavors in the wine highlight the earthiness of the cheese.
Ca’ Momi 2014 Bianco Di Napa + Blue Cheese or Mozzarella
This bright and fruity wine with delicate floral aromas and notes of pears and apples pair well with a bold-flavored cheese like blue cheese, the sharpness of that is mellowed out by this proprietary blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon & Pinot Grigio. Not a fan of the blue? Then complement it with Mozzarella instead. The milky, mild flavor also lends itself well along with the Bianco Di Napa for an evening on the patio to usher out the end of summer.Ca’ Momi is the heart’s offering of Italians Dario De Conti, Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Stefano Migotto. Their work is a tribute to the land of their birth and the food and wines that they love. Featuring hand-selected fruit from across the Napa Valley, Ca’ Momi’s Passion Wines represent the best of both worlds: Napa Valley fruit carefully crafted by the heritage and obsessive care of Old World winemaking into some of the finest wines available. Whichever varietal you choose to sip on Ca’ Momi wines pair beautifully with a wide range of summer dishes, from fresh salads to tropical desserts.