Whether to cook white meats, fish, shellfish, making a marinade, a sauce, for de-icing, broth or braised or stewed cooking, many recipes require use of white wine.Concerning the food and wine pairing, it is not necessarily necessary to serve the same wine at the table as that used in cooking, but we can however stay on the same grape variety and the same terroir to avoid making association faults.
The Best White Wines for Cooking
1/ Domaine Horgelus – Colombard Sauvignon 2018
It is produced on the sunny slopes of Gascogne, at Domaine Horgelus. The producers preserve the aromas by limiting as much as possible all forms of oxidation of musts and wines, for a fruity and enchanting result!
As much as this wine has not been awarded as the 2016 Morillon Blanc could have been, it is very much appreciated by white wine lovers for its sunny citrus notes. Concocted in the Southwest (Côtes de Gascogne IGP), it is a supple and fruity dry white wine, which is offered at a very affordable price. It is made from a blend of two grape varieties: 75% Colombard, 25% Sauvignon, and has a beautiful, intense, golden color. On the palate, it is round and fresh with a clean finish. It can be enjoyed very well as an aperitif, as a starter, with cheese or fruity desserts. Consumers recommend it as an aperitif, and to go with fish and goat cheese. It is ideal for summer!
2/ 2018 Morillon Blanc By Jeff Carrel
Oenologists describe this wine as ripe and expressive, with slightly buttery notes of pear, peach and pineapple. It has a straw yellow color, which reveals round and full notes on the palate with fresh and balanced acidity.
He was notably a gold medalist at the Gilbert and Gaillard Awards 2018, Berliner Wein Trophy 2018, Catavinum World Wines and Spirits, and at the International Competition of the Best Chardonnay in the World 2018. This Morillon Blanc single-varietal cuvée can easily accompany different types of dishes. It goes particularly well with fish, white meat, cheese and fruity desserts.
3/ 2015 Marcel Deiss Alsace Grand Cru Mambourg
The Domaine Marcel Deiss extends to Bergheim, in a small locality in Alsace, and has become a staple of this small wine region. The wines it produces are complex, with nuances of salinity, and intense and balanced flavors.
We focused our high-end choice on a white wine from Alsace: Alsace Grand Cru Mambourg 2014. Marcel Deiss, who uses the ancestral and indigenous method of planting, is a very great reference in this region of France. The Grand Cru Mambourg 2014 is made from a blend of white Pinot, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, meunier, and beurot. It presents woody notes, a nice density on the palate, tangy and elegant. The aging takes place in barrels.
4/ Grand Ardèche Chardonnay 2017 Louis Latour
Louis Latour is a family house founded in 1797, and currently managed by Louis-Fabrice Latour (seventh of the name). Today it has a 48 hectare vineyard including 28 ha of Grands Crus (an area unmatched to date) between Chambertin to the north and Chevalier-Montrachet to the south, with large plots on the hill of Corton.
The Ardèche has productions that should be mentioned. Among these, we selected Grand Ardèche 2017 by Louis Latour (100% Chardonnay). It is a very aromatic white wine which obtained a score of 88/100 in the American magazine Wine Spectator. It is also highly rated by Vinatis customers, and on the Vivino site. Grand Ardèche 2017 combines dryness and sweetness with fruity, brioche and toast aromas and a beautiful golden robe. It is perfect as an aperitif or served as a starter or a meal with cheese, fish or seafood. It goes well with shellfish, white meat, poultry, and vegetable pies! It should ideally be served between 8 and 10 °.
5/ First Grives – Domaine du Tariquet
Its berries ripen late and offer a wide aromatic palette. Naturally sweeter, and benefiting from a micro-climate, they develop a surprising sweetness / acidity balance in the mouth. On the nose, this wine offers notes of white, fruity truffles and aromas of the grape that evolve towards vanilla notes.
Head for the South West with our second mid-range choice! The Latest Grives 2016 is a semi-dry, soft and sweet wine from the Domaine Tariquet located in Eauze in the Gers department. It is vinified from the king variety of the South West, Petit Manseng, which allows to obtain sweet wines of great finesse. It is distinguished by a beautiful limpid and brilliant golden yellow dress. According to consumers, it is both sweet, fruity and sweet: it is a real little nectar that can be easily drunk and which goes particularly well with a fruity dessert!
6/ Domaine Tariquet Côtes de Gascogne Premières Grives 2019
Dangerously good, this cuvée has made the reputation and success of Domaine Tariquet. Not to know him is a sin …
The First Thrushes or the pleasure of having fun …! A worldwide success, the “Premier Grives” of the Domaine du Tariquet is above all: “a delicious, fruity, lively and mellow mouth (exotic fruits, citrus fruits and fresh grapes).” It is a wine that slips between 2 sensations: that of a captivating creaminess, combined with a deep freshness. This fluffy / freshness duo, which works wonderfully, gives it this sought-after originality. It is drunk and shared on all occasions, with such formidable assets that blindly, we can not suspect its great value for money …! Dangerously good, this cuvée has made the reputation and success of Domaine Tariquet. Not to know him is a sin …!
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