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Domaine de Souch with Lemon Tart

Recently I wrote a blog about Domaine de Souch Moelleux, a dessert wine that has been amongst our best-sellers lately. Well, I stumbled across a recipe by Alida at that will work perfectly with this delicious sticky wine. Alida wrote the recipe in January when she thought we needed a bit of sunshine in our lives. It is now the Bank Holiday at the end of May and it appears not much has changed, we still need some sunshine in our lives. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="478"]Domaine de Souch with Lemon Tart Domaine de Souch with Lemon Tart[/caption] You can see instantly how this recipe will cheer up any dinner table, along with Domaine de Souch Moelleux, it’s like having the sun itself in the room with you. The recipe is fairly easy too and can see how to make lemon tart by following the link. Alida expertly shows you how to make your own pastry, but if you don’t have the time, shop-bought sweet short crust pastry will do. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="178"]Domaine de Souch with Lemon Tart Domaine de Souch with Lemon Tart[/caption] Many people are familiar with Sauternes dessert wine from Bordeaux but I feel the Domaine de Souch Moelleux is ideal to match to this recipe. It is sweet but without being cloying as there is a wonderful fresh, racy twang of acidity, similar to lime marmalade that really lifts the finish. Overall Domaine de Souch Moelleux is rich with melon and pineapple fruit and has a smooth texture that works well with the tart. It really balances and complements the sweet/sharpness of the lemon filling. The story behind Domaine de Souch Moelleux is a lovely one. Yvonne and Rene Hegoburu built their home in an idyllic spot, on the top of a hill at the foot of the Pyrenees, about 6km from the town of Pau. They enjoyed many happy years here and often dreamed of building a vineyard. Rene died before he could see their dream to fruition but in 1987, at the age of 60, Yvonne developed Domaine de Souch in his memory. Yvonne began implementing biodynamic practices at Domaine de Souch in 1994 and has maintained them ever since. She believes it produces fruit of a higher quality and flavour and therefore the best wine possible. The Jurancon was one of the first demarcated regions in France (1936) and Yvonne creates wines in a very traditional style in order to uphold the characteristics of the terroir. Domaine de Souch Moelleux is available exclusively in the UK through the Perfect Cellar online or why not pop into the Clerkenwell Collection and see the full range? Try the dish for yourself and tell us what you think, we'd love to hear your thoughts.    

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