It’s been another nice advent evening with the family, homemade French food, and good wines! We started off with the Marie Ambal Rosé Crémant de Bourgogne by Veuve Ambal. Fine acidity and sweet strawberries. It was easy-going as an aperitif and paired well with a hot onion soup.
The main course was boeuf bourguignon, served with a red bordeaux, the 2015 Château Brun. This château from Saint Émilion may be relatively unknown, but it has been in family ownership since 1571. Today, it works with the oenologist Gilles Paquet, whose former clients include Château Ausone and Château Cheval Blanc.