Sauternes is an exquisite French white wine from the Bordeaux region. Its characteristic sweetness and strong aroma create an incomparable pairing with our delicious whole duck Foie Gras.
You will appreciate the superior quality of our Whole Foie Gras with Sauternes in:
- The 100% French origin of the ducks
- The exclusive feeding of the ducks with French yellow corn
- The unbeatable quality of our whole duck Foie Gras
- The absence of any industrial additives, colourants or preservatives.
- The presence of Sauternes, a quality sweet white wine that combines uniquely with Foie Gras.
Ingredients: Duck foie gras (from France), Sauternes 2% (sulphites), sugar, salt and pepper.
Guaranteed without preservatives, additives or colorants.
Storage: 3 years minimum, at room temperature. Keep the product in a cool, dry place away from light (cupboard, pantry or larder). Store in the refrigerator after opening and consume preferably within 15 days.
Château d’Yquem, the best wine from Sauternes:
Château d’Yquem is one of the most expensive and highly rated wines in the world, and it comes from Sauternes. It is a sweet and complex wine, with a touch of acidity that helps to balance its flavour. It is a very long-lived wine, which can continue to evolve its flavour for over a century if the bottle is properly preserved.
From Thomas Jefferson giving bottles to George Washington, to Hannibal Lecter doing the same for Clarice Starling, both real and fictional characters have pointed to this wine as their favourite, rooting its cultural importance. This Sauternes has also transcended all sorts of borders, being one of the first to be allowed to be sold in Japan during the Meiji period, and having accompanied a French astronaut into space in the 1980s.
Our Foie Gras tasting tips:
How to get the best texture in Foie Gras?:
To obtain the best texture for your Foie Gras, place it in the refrigerator one hour before serving. This will give the Foie Gras the ideal consistency for tasting. Allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Which bread to use with Foie Gras?:
Foie Gras has subtle flavours that can be hidden by very toasted breads. Our recommendation is to use simple flavoured breads such as peasant bread. Slightly fruity breads such as ginger can add an extra touch of flavour without overpowering the Foie Gras.
Which wine goes best with Foie Gras?:
The pairing of Foie Gras does not have just one correct answer. At Relais Gourmet, we recommend the following options:
- Pairing Foie Gras with sweet wines:
Wines such as Muscatel or Malvasia, or the French Monbazillac, Jurançon, or late Alsace, are perfect accompaniments to Foie Gras. Their natural acidity helps to harmonise the combination and makes them easy to digest.
Pairing Foie Gras with dry white wines:
Instead of harmonising, the texture of wines such as the fruity Catalan Xarel-lo, or the French Condrieu or Crozes-Hermitage, generate an interesting and elegant contrast on the palate.
Pairing Foie Gras with Champagne:
Lightly vinous champagnes are a very successful combination with our Foie Gras. The bubbles lend lightness to the apéritif, while their smoothness helps to reinforce the gourmet subtlety of good Foie Gras. We especially recommend bottles made with Pinot Noir or bottles of cava, as they are less acidic than champagne made with Chardonnay.
Pairing Foie Gras with red wine:
In the south-east of France, it is not uncommon to combine Foie Gras with full-bodied red wines. Irouleguy, Cahors, Madiran or Bergerac are some good red wines that will reinforce its flavour with the subtlety of Foie Gras. In Spanish wines, a good red wine from Ribera del Duero is a safe bet. When pairing with red wine, it is especially recommended to use a very simple tasting bread.
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