The only thing better than a good wine is the perfect dish to go along with it.
So take a look at our 4 standout wine & food pairings for this autumn and winter to find the perfect meal to complement your favourite wine and take your drinking and dining experience to the next level.
1. Mt Yengo Shiraz & BBQ beef brisket
The 2019 Mt Yengo Shiraz (206745) is typical of its varietal, presenting aromas of spicy forest berries and dark cherry notes balanced by velvety tannins. Full flavoured and mellow, the savoury but warm texture of vanilla in this wine matches up beautifully when served with BBQ beef brisket. The BBQ beef brisket is rich in flavour and texture and the shiraz brings a good level of fruit intensity to match that of the dish.
2. Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico DOCG & pepperoni pizza
The Rocca Delle Macie Chianti Classico DOCG (170438) is a rich Italian sangiovese that possesses a strong and persistent bouquet with hints of wild berries. Its medium to full-bodied taste and savoury profile makes it the perfect pair with pizza. The high acidity of the wine balances the acid tomato sauce and fat from the cheese, making it the ideal match for classic flavours like margherita and pepperoni.
3. Barristers Block Pinot Noir and duck ceviche
Made with Adelaide Hills fruit matured in French oak hogsheds, the Barristers Block Pinot Noir (204521) displays bright colour and style. Rounded out by its soft tannins and elegant and delicious finish, the luscious strawberry fruit flavours in this wine make it a great pairing with duck. Pinot noir tends to pair better with duck than most types of fowl because it has more fat than other birds – and the pinot’s tannins, though light, effectively complement this.
4. Capel Vale Regional Series Margaret River Chardonnay and roast pork ragu pasta
The Capel Vale Regional Series Margaret River Chardonnay (193565) is 100% wild ferment and has spent seven months in French barriques. It has an enhanced flavour complexity through lees stirring, boasting flavours of stonefruit and finishing with hints of hazelnut and light cream characters. Enjoy this wine chilled with a serving of roast pork ragu pasta to elevate the flavours of the chardonnay even more. The pork ragu offers the all flavour of the traditional roast but without all the fat – balancing nicely with the weight of the chardonnay.
Like what you see?