Festive Wine Accompaniment for Christmas
17.12.2021

Festive Wine Accompaniment for Christmas

These wines add the finishing touch to your dishes

The scent of fir and sweet pastries and the table is richly set and full of anticipation as you wait for this year's Christmas. For dishes that can only develop their full flavor with the right accompaniments.

A full-bodied Pinot Noir with juicy beef, a crisp Sylvaner with seafood, or a fresh Schiava (Vernatsch) with typical Alto Adige dishes. We have a range of quality wines to choose from, wines that prove themselves with character and finesse.

Here are our culinary tips for the festive season:

  • Alto Adige speck with mustard cream and celery salad: crisp lettuce, grainy bread, and spicy mustard cream. You can best serve that with an Alto Adige Valle Isarco Veltliner, and its spiciness and freshness will set the perfect stage for this antipasto.
  • Tortellini filled with Alto Adige cheese over wilted radicchio with Alto Adige speck: Alto Adige Santa Maddalena is recommended to accompany the homemade tortellini with the creamy cheese filling. This wine from the Schiava grape tastes fresh and full-bodied, and it especially unfolds its full potential in combination with dairy products and Alto Adige speck.
  • Lamb cutlets over Alto Adige potato leek gratin: let's continue with a meat dish with Alto Adige potatoes. In order for the taste of the tender lamb to fully develop, it would be best for you and your guests to enjoy a glass of Alto Adige Pinot Noir Riserva with it. Its intense aroma of red and dark berries as well as cloves and violets pair perfectly with cheese as well as both red and white meats.
  • Mousse of blackberry skyr with fresh berries: a red muscat harmonizes best with this light dessert with refreshing berries and fluffy skyr. This multifaceted sweet wine scores with its intense scent of rose petals, linden blossoms, and nutmeg as well as its pleasant fruit sweetness. For that reason, it goes perfectly with desserts.

If you would like to get to know the whole range of Alto Adige wines at a glance, you can do so here: www.altoadigewines.com/10-0.html The exquisite wines are available in Alto Adige's wine shops as well as from fine wine merchants.

Our tip: Alto Adige's wines also cut a fine figure as Christmas gifts or souvenirs.

If you would like to be further inspired by recipes with excellent wine pairings, we recommend taking a look at our Advent calendar on Instagram. There we present new creative combinations of dishes with Alto Adige wine every day.
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