5 Delicious Food Matches to Make Valentine’s Day Sparkle!
Treat your one and only to a super-delicious Valentine’s Day with these beautifully bubbly Sparkling wine and food matches. From top popping Prosecco to seductive Vintage Sparkling, there’s the perfect drop and dish for every darling!
PROSECCO WITH VEGETABLE QUICHE
Prosecco is made by utilising the tank fermentation or Charmet method. This method produces a bright and fresh style of Sparkling wine that is dominated by the fruit flavours of the grape rather than savoury flavours. Prosecco’s light bodied nature and fruit intensity make it a perfect match to egg-based dishes such as tarts, omelettes and quiche.
More suggestions: High tea of sandwiches, scones and pastries, plus salads, and seafood-based pasta dishes.
Blanc de Blancs Sparkling with kingfish sashimi
Blanc de Blanc wines are made from white grapes only. Most commonly the grape used is Chardonnay. Blanc de Blanc wines are some of the most elegant examples of Sparkling wines. Their underlying elegance makes them the perfect accompaniment for delicate and subtle flavoured food such as Sashimi.
More suggestions: Sushi, carpaccio, poached white fish, oysters or young camembert.
Vintage Sparkling wines are only made in the best of growing years. The fruit in these great years produce wines with more depth and length of flavour. This extra flavour allows the wine to complement richer dishes like lobster, marron and Balmain bugs.
More suggestions: Poached chicken, fish with creamy sauces, or pork loin.
SPARKLING ROSÉ WITH ROAST CHICKEN
Sparkling Rosés are generally richer than other styles of Sparkling largely because of the richness added by a higher proportion of Pinot Noir used to create them. This extra flavour weight allows Sparkling Rosé to pair well with more meatier dishes such as roast chicken.
More suggestions: Beef tartare, roast venison or pork belly.
SPARKLING RED WITH RAMEN
Sparkling Reds offer an intensity of flavour and a depth of savouriness that offers an abundance of food matches. The bounty of fruit flavour in Sparkling Red ensures it is powerful enough to match the depth of flavour and richness of Ramen.
More suggestions: Vegetable nachos, barbecued salmon, or serve it with bacon and egg rolls for a decadent start to Valentine’s Day!
Whatever your choice, have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Cheers to love and romance!
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