The leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping... Isn't it time to declare tartiflette season open? A must for winter evenings, tartiflette is a convivial dish to share with friends. Melt-in-the-mouth potatoes, smoked bacon and dripping Reblochon cheese, tartiflette has everyone in agreement!
But for your guests' taste buds to be fully satisfied, you need to know which bottle to serve with this Savoyard meal.
But don't worry! We're here to guide you and suggest the best cuvées to accompany your meal. So, red wine or white wine? Here are our food and wine pairing ideas for the best tartiflette ever! Follow the guide!
There's a tendency to think that you can serve just about any wine with a rustic dish... Wrong! Tartiflette's richness and flavor call for highly aromatic wines .
Whether white or red, depending on your preference, this beverage will perfectly complement the flavors of your dish. However, you should bear in mind that whites, unlike other beverages, have the particularity of counteracting cheese fat and its oily aspect thanks to their acidity. That's why we recommend serving it with your meal.
Here's our selection for an unforgettable wine and food pairing:
White wine brings freshness to your recipe. A little lightness for this dish which, let's be honest, is very rich and greedy.
To achieve this, choose a wine with good acidity, rather than one that's round and fatty, to avoid a heavy mouthfeel.
What could be better than a Savoy white wine to accompany a Savoyard meal? As you can see, regional pairings always work wonders!
We can only recommend Cuvée AOP Savoie Chignin-Bergeron from Domaine Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux. This cuvée is full of finesse and generosity. It is fruity on the palate, with a fine structure.
Cuvée Roussette "Nature" from Domaine de l'Idylle is, as its name suggests, from the Roussette appellation. Made using the natural method, this wine contains no added sulfites. Behind its pearly green highlights lie floral aromas of iris, pear, citrus and flint.
The food-wine-tartiflette pairing can also go beyond the borders of Savoie. In fact, the flavors of your dish go very well with Rhône wines.
Are you a fan ofAlsace wines? They're perfect with tartiflette! You can opt for the tangy, mineral notes of Riesling or Sylvaner.
Probably Alsace's best-known grape, Riesling is ideal for all cheese-based recipes. This elegant, fresh grape variety can sublimate it, as well as all the other foods in your recipe. This wine reveals a lovely aromatic bouquet. Floral and tangy notes. Its acidity will bring freshness to your tartiflette, perfect for this generous and nourishing meal.
Sylvaner is renowned for its liveliness and thirst-quenching qualities. On the palate, it offers floral, even meadowy, notes ofcitrus.
If you prefer red wine to white, you can also serve it with tartiflette. Although white wine goes better with this kind of dish, red wine goes perfectly with the lardons that make up your tartiflette recipe.
However, not all reds will go with your recipe. Prefer a light wine with supple tannins .
You can opt for a Savoy red winerenowned for its discreet tannins.
Alternatively, we suggest Beaujolais wines ! Fresh, tasty and light, they're the perfect match for your tartiflette.
The Rhône also offers wines perfect for this convivial dish!
We recommend serving wines Rhône ValleyCôtes du Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph or even Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Their liveliness and freshness make them ideally suited to the richness of tartiflette. Choose well-structured, powerful vintages with an expressive aromatic profile.
For a white wine, choose this Chateauneuf-du-Pape blanc, La Begude des Papes from Domaine A. Jacumin. Behind its beautiful golden color, the nose reveals aromas of white flowers and citrus fruit. On the palate, the balance is perfect. Its profile is very expressive, fruit-driven.
For a red wine, we can only recommend Château Beauchêne's cuvée Le Terroir . If you like fruity wines, you're in for a treat! This wine, from the Côtes du Rhône appellation, offers notes of ripe fruit, such as black cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant. On the palate, there's a lovely aromatic intensity, followed by a few peppery nuances. The tannins are supple and well structured. With a fresh finish, this cuvée will perfectly balance the flavors of your dish.
Are you a fan of Bordeaux wines? You can also choose a white wine from the Graves region, such as the Pessac-Léognan appellation, or from the AOC Entre-Deux-Mers.
This is the appellation from which Château Ferran's cuvée Saint-Pierre traditiona perfect wine for a tartiflette evening with friends. This wine is fresh and fragrant with notes of white fruit!
For a superb match with your dish, you can also serve a bottle of Bourgogne. For a white wine, we recommend appellations such as Chablis or Bourgogne . If you decide to serve a red wine, you can opt for a Pommard or a Côte de Nuits village.
Lardons, crème fraîche, potatoes, onions, Reblochon cheese, of course, and wine! Raclette and wine aren't just a love affair in the glass, but also on the plate. An explosion of flavors, salty, sweet and fatty, tartiflette has no shortage of taste. A real "hit" in high-altitude restaurants, tartiflette has also made a place for itself in the homes of cheese lovers and Savoyard dishes.
It's warming because it's hearty, but also because tartiflette is cooked with white wine, which adds a touch of warmth to the plate. To keep with local products, Savoyard tartiflette is often cooked with dry wines... from Savoy!
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