What to drink with raclette?

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Choose a white wine that is not too dry to accompany the fat of the raclette and red wines that are not too tannic and that will go well with the charcuterie.

White or red: which wine to serve with raclette?

If you're in charge of wine, here's Les Grappes' advice: Traditional raclette is all about uncooked pressed cheese (to be precise) and potatoes. It was the Savoyards (thanks to them) who added charcuterie last century.

From this division results two schools: for the first raclette, without meat, a white wine will be more appropriate. It should not be too dry. Indeed, it might be too different from the general fat of the raw milk cheese.

If you have opted for a charcuterie raclette (the Savoy raclette), with a farandole of hams and their pickles, a red wine can also be a good match! Grape varieties such as Pinot noir and Gamay, which are soft and not too tannic, are made to go with the melted cheese of the raclette.

Variant: The Jurassiens are not to be outdone with their Morbier-based variant, to be accompanied by wines from the Jura crus such as the Arbois and theSavagninen Blanc or Pinot Noir from the foothills of the Jura.Jura

Ideal appellations for raclette

For the whites we recommend appellations from theLoirelike Cheverny and Montlouis-sur-Loireor more local appellations like Apremont and Chignin-Bergeron inSavoie. Speaking of Savoyard wines, note that the Bergeron grape variety changes its name when it leaves Savoy and becomes Roussanne in the Côtes du Rhône. InBurgundyyou will rather choose Mâcon-Villages or Saint-Véranthey will go very well with your raclette.

For the reds, the Gamay of the wines ofBeaujolaislikeMoulin-à-Ventand Morgon bring suppleness and beautiful touches of red fruits. The Pinot Noir in Burgundy on the terroirs ofMarangesCôtes de Nuits Villages and Beaune are our three favorite appellations for Savoyard and Jura raclettes because of their warm character and fine touches of spices. You hesitate in Burgundy? Then choose a Chorey-lès-Beaune for its liquorice and small red berry notes (when young) and animal and leather touches as it ages. If you want to drink wine from the same area as your raclette, choose wines from Savoie such as Chignin or Jongieux, hams and cold cuts will be very well accompanied.

Raclette and wine: a big table and friends

Raclette is a dish that is enjoyed by many, and as with every other meal, we wonder what we can drink with our raclette! Which bottle will enhance this traditional Savoyard dish? For the perfect food & wine pairing, you will first have to provide enough cheese and charcuterie for a whole regiment, there is no shortage around the raclette machine.

This dish, originally Swiss, is all about melted raclette cheese, neither too strong nor too bland. Raclette is not known for its "light" side, but no one is restricting themselves! The wine served with the raclette should be generous too, and you are sure to have a good evening!

If your guests bring their own wine, it will be a surprise, and everyone has their own idea of the perfect wine to accompany the raclette.

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AtLes Grappeswe have concocted a selection of our best wine growers' nuggets to accompany your raclette! So red or white, it's up to you to choose the wine that will amaze your taste buds...

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