How good it is to get together as a family to cook and share a good meal. The traditional Thanksgiving turkey and recipes made with fall fruits and vegetables open the door to delicious food and wine pairings! The flavors of casseroles and pies, which we will soon enjoy, have a comforting side that we want to accompany with jazz music and good bottles. We will then choose convivial wines to highlight dishes that are just as much. Here are some suggestions to please you with family and friends.
The Best Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner
1/ Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva
Here is a blend dominated by sangiovese, then completed by malvasia nera, colorino, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. The nose is very pretty with aromas of undergrowth, menthol and bay leaves. It is a wine with strong tannins that calls for a simmered lamb.
[ SHOP $18.73 ]
2/ 2015 M.Chapoutier Les Meysonniers Crozes-Hermitage
The bottle par excellence to escort a dish featuring beetroot. Be careful, however, to avoid the delicious, but overly vinegared, beet salad. The earthy taste of the root vegetable will be enhanced by a syrah from the northern Rhône valley. This organic farming crozes-hermitage has intense aromas of brown sugar, strawberry jam, soy sauce and spices. There is some substance and the tannins are rather supple. It’s round, sensual and punctuated by an appreciable length.
[ SHOP $37.99 ]
3/ Riesling Alsace Grand Cru ‘Rosacker’ 2015
Here is a Riesling that does not “oil”. A grand cru that stands out with superb notes of apricot, watermelon and vanilla. The balance between sugar (15 g / l) and acidity is amazing. The perception, certainly quite relative, is more that of a dry wine with a hint of sugar than that of a sweet nectar. Perfect for an aperitif or at the table with seafood and fish in cream sauce. We can easily anticipate 8 to 10 years of aging.
[ SHOP $19.71 ]
4/ 2015 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape Signature
The wines of Laetitia and Julien Barrot in Châteauneuf-du-Pape are simply magnificent. This cuvée is a blend of 62% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre, 13% Syrah and other authorized grape varieties, including Cinsault and Vaccarèse. This wine is vinified in concrete tanks, then matured in casks and demi-muids for about 18 months, before being bottled without filtration. The nose full of finesse diffuses notes of dried flowers, kirsch and pepper. The mouth presents solid tannins and precision. Delicious with beef stew, game birds and Dean Martin in the background.
[ SHOP $53.00 ]
5/ Domaine de Lavoie Bulles d’Automne
Do you have an ice cider in the bottom of your refrigerator that has been wisely waiting for the “perfect moment” for ages? It couldn’t be a better time to match it with the traditional apple pie. If you do not have cider on hand, this sweet sparkling wine made with Cortland will do well. In the glass, we get aromas of cooked apples and a very round texture. The bubbles were added artificially, hence its very affordable price. Despite everything, they remain fine and delicate. Serve chilled at 8 ° C.
[ SHOP $15.95 ]