A sweet wine is ideal but a dry white wine can also be suitable in certain cases:
For sweet wines, Jurançon andMonbazillac in theSouth-West are suitable. Gewurztraminer fromAlsace is also perfect, orSauternes in theBordeaux region. If you opt for a dry white wine with your foie gras,Loire appellations such as Vouvray, Savennières and Saumur are ideal. Old white wines from Graves in Bordeaux or Côtes-de-Provence inProvence are also suitable. If you want to surprise, choose the red wine option with your foie gras, old vintages will be your best allies, in theMédoc and Haut-Médoc inBordeaux,Chinon andSaumur in the Loire.
The association between foie gras and its wine depends mainly on when it will be served at the table. Sweet wine with foie gras is a popular association, but it risks annihilating the flavors of other wines served after the foie gras as an appetizer, which will be too light after the sweet wine.
Let's go against the majority: let's serve the foie gras and its wine between the main course and the dessert! This delicious dish goes perfectly with a sweet wine that accompanies its sweetness. However, be careful not to serve foie gras with a wine that is too heady, as it would sweeten the tongue too much to taste the subtle flavors of this Christmas dish.
If you prefer to keep the foie gras as a starter in the meal and change the wine with which your foie gras will be served, we recommend dry white wines with a good density, without compromising the freshness. For this, a white wine that has waited a few years will be more appropriate.
Red wine can also be appropriate with foie gras, and especially with pan-fried foie gras! It should not be too harsh, with light tannins and spicy aromas.
"What to drink with foie gras", this question comes up every Christmas around many tables, and it is a difficult one, the choice of wine to serve with foie gras being multiple. Foie gras, whether fromAlsace or theSouth West, duck or goose, calls for a wine pairing. It is a luxury dish, with a sweet taste and melting texture, it appeals to all generations and contributes to the reputation of French gastronomy abroad... just like wine! But how to associate wine and foie gras, such a delicate product?
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