Pasta is one of the most popular go-to dishes for family dinneror a night out. So whether the sauce on your pasta dish is tomato, cheese,seafood, vegetable or pesto based, we have the wine to match for you
Dishes with Tomato Based Sauces
These sauces usually contain rich red meat like beef in abolognaise or sausage in a hearty Ragu. The rich protein balances out theacidity of the tomatoes in the sauce. A tart, medium bodied wine works reallywell try Varvaglione Zinfandel Primitivo Del Salento 2017,Monatic Dark Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC 2016, orFontella Chianti DOCG 2019
Dishes with Cheese Sauces
Whilst many wines pair with cheese there are many different cheeses,and this is the trick to matching wine with your dish. Creamy cheeses likericotta and mascarpone, frequently used in risottos and cannelloni go reallywell with fuller-bodied, creamy chardonnays, with a little oak like DomaineSangouard-Guyot Saint-Veran 2019 La Cote Rotie or even an unoaked,rounder chardonnay such as Catherine & Didier Tripoz Macon CharnayBlanc Clos Des Tournos 2020
Harder tart cheeses such as pecorino and parmesan workwell with lighter, more floral sauvignon type dry white wines like PetruccoRibolla Gialla 2019 Fruili Colli Orientali DOC or a light pinotnoir type red. Try Corte Adami Valpolicella DOC 2019, burstingwith fresh raspberry fruit, an excellent complement.
Light bodied wines with fresh acidity work best with seafooddishes to avoid overpowering the fine, delicate flavours. Try spaghetti Vongolewith French classics such as Domaine Girard Muscadet de Sevre et MaineSue Lie Le Fleuron 2020 or Domaine des Lauriers Picpoul dePinet 2020 Coteaux du Languedoc AC Gold Medal. To stick with Italianheritage try either Petrucco Pinot Grigio 2018 Fruili Colli OrientaliDOCG or Cantina Valdadige Pinot Grigio DOC 2020
Seafood dishes which contain tomatoes work well with ItalianPinot Grigio Rose. Try the amazing Monatic Amber Pinot Grigio Rose2019 or Cortefresca Pinot Grigio Rose 2020 Delle Venezie
Vegetable Based Dishes
Much as light bodies wines work well with seafood, similarcan be said of vegetables. Artichoke, asparagus and broccoli all have quitedelicate flavours and aromas and could easily be overpowered by a heavy wine. Herbaceous,lemony and floral notes work best and our Corte Adami Soave ClassicoSimalta 2018 is absolutely perfect whilst Roger & DidierRaimbault Sancerre Blanc 2020 works equally well.
Pesto Based Dishes
There are many different types of Pesto but most of themhave basil at its heart. Fresh, zingy and quite strong in flavour, these disheswork best with wines with herbaceous notes. Try Alcesti Grillo, SicilyDOC 2020, this is a fantastic alternative to Sauvignon with minerallynotes from the volcanic soil. Another great match is Domane WachauGruner Veltliner 2020 and one of our favourites here at York Wines.