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Regarded as one of the most beloved wines around the world, Cabernet Sauvignon is a top choice for dinners and celebrations. Loved for its rich flavour profile, full of the intense aroma of blackberries, and notes of vanilla, these wines can be a perfect match for many delicious dishes or desserts. So, if you want to find a perfect dessert pairing with your favourite wine, go no further and follow our tips for top Cabernet sauvignon and dessert pairings.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Salted Dark Chocolate Tart
One of the best tricks to find the best match for the Cabernet Sauvignon is to go for a dessert that contains bitter dark chocolate. This ingredient has the power to enhance and empower the taste of the wine, so you can enjoy the taste of both drink and dessert with full intensity. The salted dark chocolate tart is one of the best choices to go for when pairing dessert with the Cabernet Sauvignon wines. When trying to find the perfect match, try to go for a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with high tannins, like the ones from ‘de Purcari’blend from the Château Purcari label. The intensity of flavour and rich dark chocolate harmonise with each other delicately and create a complementary balance that you will certainly love!
Cabernet Sauvignon and Crème brûlée
Crème brûlée is a great dessert as long as you enjoy a creamy texture and delicate taste. The dessert makes a perfect pairing with Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2016 and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 can both be a perfect choices to pair with the Crème brûlée. With their bold flavour profile and texture, they can create a delicious wine and dessert pairing.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Berry Pies
One of the desserts with a perfectly balanced sweetness that matches the flavour of the Cabernet Sauvignon wines is a blubbery pie. With all types of berry pies starting from raspberries, and blackberries, to huckleberries, these desserts can highlight the fruity taste of the wine. It’s better to avoid syrup-based pies since they tend to be a little too sweet for pairing with Cabernet Sauvignon, however, the pie with fresh berries goes wonderfully well. Also, fresh cherry pie is a great pairing option with wine. One precaution you might want to take is pairing the wine with all beloved strawberry or blueberry pies. These varieties usually don’t go well with Cabernet Sauvignon, unless the wine particularly contains berries as the base flavour.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Bread Pudding
Another dessert that pairs well with Cabernet Sauvignon wines is a bread pudding. The dessert is popular in cuisines all around the world. It is usually made from steel bread and milk or cream. Additional ingredients vary based on the recipe. The history of bread pudding starts from the 11th century and it was created to avoid the waste of a leftover breed. This comfort food is a great option to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon wines. The soft and creamy texture goes well with the firm and tannin structure of the wine. Bread pudding is a rich and dense desert that also softens the high tannins of the wine, and creates a perfect balance between tastes and textures.
Cabernet Sauvignon and Chocolate Truffles
The intense flavour of chocolate, with a creamy consistency and bitter aftertaste, is a perfect match for the high tannins found in Cabernet Sauvignon wines. That perfect match is certainly one of the most popular chocolate varieties- chocolate truffles. Both the wine and the dessert have very strong, bold flavours that complement each other. Because of the creamy texture, chocolate truffles are perfect to balance the rough taste that Cabernet Sauvignon can crate due to its high tannins. The truffles enrich the complex flavour of the wine and enhance the long finish of the drink. Enjoying pairing is certainly a harmonious experience full of bold flavours and
Cabernet Sauvignon wines are known for their strong, bold, and sophisticated flavour. It can be a perfect match for desserts that are delicate, creamy, and can either harmonise and complement, or contrast the taste of the wine. As long as you follow our suggestions, Cabernet Sauvignon and dessert pairings can become your new favourite treat!