Dessert & Cabernet Wine Pairings? We’ve got 5.
Daniel Cohn’s top 5 recommendations for desserts that demand to be paired with Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon…
No.1 // Chocolate Cake
Note from Dan: “I want to say that this chocolate cake recipe was the inspiration behind Bellacosa. Well, it’s not… but it should have been.”
Why it pairs well: It feels like it’s married together, it is a magical wine pairing, highlights the round silky tannins, dark cherry notes.
No.2 // Vanilla Panna Cotta
Note from Dan: “Bellacosa was on the table, this was the dessert. I think my friends might have cried with this pairing or was it a moment of silence that happened?”
Why it pairs well: The creaminess of this dessert and the rich berries brings out the multi-flavored vanilla notes.
No.3 // Fresh Berries with Zabaglione
Note from Dan: “An Italian chef friend of mine broke this out around conversation halfway through the meal when talking about Bellacosa wine pairings. There was a debate and, hands down, the pairing won.”
Why it pairs well: The freshness of the berries mixed with the smooth creamy texture from the Zabaglione highlights the richness of the plum notes in the wine.
No.4 // Chocolate Mousse
Note from Dan: “Why would something so simple pair so beautifully with this wine? Well, after several of us tried it I could hear a pin drop in the room, or maybe it was someone’s spoon. My point is, the unexpected truly transformed into the pairing that is still being talked about.”
Why it pairs well: The texture of the mousse makes every sip of Bellacosa feel like a blanket of silk from beginning to end. The vanilla and cherry notes really stand out with this wine pairing.
No.5 // Cheese & Nut Plate
Note from Dan: “I’m a cheese nut (pun intended) this conversational dessert plate had us opening a second bottle.”
Why it pairs well: The French oak aging is apparent from the moment you sip Bellacosa while enjoying a hearty cheese and selection of mixed nuts. There is only one problem with this pairing – one plate of cheese and nuts will not be enough.