Cantaloupe and C’est de l’or Ice

When a member of our team pours Cellardoor C’est de ‘or in our tastings rooms, it’s likely they’ll paint a picture of sitting in front of wood stove after dinner. That’s because our Port inspired wine, whose name means “it is of gold,” IS the perfect after dinner cordial to drink in front of a fire in the middle of winter.

You can imagine our excitement while flipping through our Maine neighbor, Erin French’s, Lost Kitchen cookbook when she suggests freezing a ruby port wine and serving it with cantaloupe and mint. Talk about flipping our fire sipping story on its head! It’s summer! We had to try it.

How’d it go? Our maple syrup and brandy-infused Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon blends has notes of candied cherry, nutmeg, and cinnamon, and when paired with ripe, aromatic cantaloupe, iced C’est de L’or tastes like a refreshing Christmas in July.

Freezing C’st de l’or is as easy as pouring a bottle into a shallow pan and letting it freeze overnight. When frozen, scrape port into flakes with a fork. Scoop and serve on or next to cantaloupe, garnish with mint, and enjoy.

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