Celebrating the end of hibernation, fertility or the arrival of pilgrims, many legends are linked to February 2nd. For most of us it is simply the occasion to eat pancakes with impunity! And to prepare them, everyone has his own recipe, but with that, what do we drink? Some people will tell you that there is only cider to go with a good pancake but if this year you test the wine! Little advices for a delicious wine pancake agreement...
For a simple and effective idea, to accompany a savory or sweet pancake,the light wines of Provence will do very well.
Many agreements will be perfect with your pancakes however some could prove to be rather disastrous. Indeed, not being a very strong dish in taste, a too powerful or full-bodied wine would crush the flavors of your pancake, that would be a pity!
To best accompany your savory crepe, alight red wine will be welcome. You will need a gourmet wine, light and round with soft and discreet tannins. Forget about wines that are too spicy, but you can turn to something a little sweeter and fruitier.Wines from the South of France, full of sunshine, will be very good especially with a tomato sauce added to your pancake! If you are a white wine fan, a dryViognierwill do very well!
With the traditional full pancake (ham, egg, melted emmental cheese): a fresh and easy to drink red. The "classic red" vintage ofChâteau La Calisse. A springtime nose; an explosion of just-picked blackberries. A greedy mouth with an invigorating finish.
And for dessert?
Jam, chocolate, spread or sugar, the options are vast to decorate your pancakes!
To accompany this, a crémant blanc de blancs from Domaine François Schwach can be pleasant and make the moment festive with those delicate bubbles and a crispy nose like a cookie, with crunchy notes of Golden apples.
For chocolate lovers, we recommend aBanyuls, the one from Domaine Madeloc with its hints of dried fruits, cocoa and spices will certainly convince you! Its mouth will surprise you by its unctuous consistency and its controlled sweetness.
For the more traditionalists and defenders of the crêpe Suzette, aViognierall in roundness will accompany perfectly this legendary recipe.
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