A good cassoulet from Castelnaudary is a dish that invites us to revisit French gastronomy. But as Pierre Desproges said: "A cassoulet without wine is like a priest without Latin". Everything is said in this sentence. So: what wine to drink with a cassoulet?
Even if this proverb could work with all French gastronomic dishes, it is true that without a glass of wine, the dish is not the same. With cassoulet, you need, as you might expect, a rather strong red wine.
Cassoulet is perhaps the dish for which the famous Law of Terroir applies best: drink a wine from the region of the dish. What wine to drink with cassoulet when you know nothing about it?
Red wines from the Languedoc region are perfect for cassoulet:
Other regions can also be represented. Let's not be too chauvinistic to choose the wine that will delight your cassoulet:
To eat a cassoulet, in Castelnaudary you will find the Maison du Cassoulet, which you will also find in Carcassonne, Toulouse, Font-Romeu, Bayonne, Lourdes and Saint-Lary.
Are you more of a Languedocien or a Southerner? It's up to you to choose the perfect wine to go with a good cassoulet shared with family or friends!
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