Paella combines many flavors and textures, it is difficult to find what to pair it with. White wine is the best ally in this case.
Paella is a game of texture, a surprising combination of tastes and very fragrant spices: the complexity is there! The rice is melting and voluminous, the meat is dense, the oils, peppers and spices bring bewitching perfumes. The wine must be smooth enough to accompany the meat, but it must not be too perfumed because it cannot compete with the aromas of the paella. The multiplication of flavors could almost harm the food-wine agreement!
Wines that bring together all these qualities are often white wines, red wines should be avoided, they will always have a wide and powerful palette of aromas. Rosé wines that are not too fruity can also accompany paella for a change from white wine!
French wines can accompany paella as well as Spanish wines! Wines from the south of France as in the Languedocand especially inCorbièresand in theCôteaux du Languedocand in the Roussillon will be very suitable, but further north, inBurgundy and in Alsacesome sweet grape varieties like Pinot Blanc and Chasselas, or Chardonnay andAligoté! For the rosé, it is inBordeauxthat it will be the most adapted !
Do you know a lot of dishes that are cooked with the family, surrounded by several cooks and in an XXL size pan? We don't, and that's what makes the charm of this dish, which symbolizes conviviality, sharing, and whose very particular taste never disappoints. Its name is singing, its origin does not leave any doubt: the south is there! Spain is in our plates, we no longer wonder with which wine to accompany it...
AtLes Grappeswe have concocted a selection of our best nuggets of wine growers to accompany your paella! It's up to you to choose which of these wines will delight your taste buds...
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