Food and Wine Pairing for Easter: The Perfect Wines for the Occasion
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A glass (or bottle) of wine served at holiday gatherings is not news to anyone, and Easter is no exception; but, finding the perfect wine to match the delicious meals that you laboriously prepared may be difficult.
We’re here to help! In this article we will offer you some pro tips when it comes to food and wine matching for this Easter season, whether it is a succulent roast lamb or creamy, tangy devilled eggs, we have the perfect wine to match your meal. Impress your friends and family this Easter with The Impressionist and Estate Ranges, single vineyard wines from the Eden Valley and Barossa, honest wines that over deliver in quality, and best enjoyed with good food and good company.
Roast lamb paired with Cabernet Sauvignon
You can't go wrong with a roast lamb with fresh rosemary and garlic for your Easter feast! This is an Aussie Easter Stable that is always a hit and pairs perfectly with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. A centrepiece dish that takes experience and finesse, and it is sure to bring the party to the table, just like our EstateCabernet Sauvignon, the perfect match for this Easter classic
The delicious fattiness of the lamb, is supported by the generous, medium to full body of the cabernet, while the meat’s distinctive gaminess will be accompanied by the wines natural fruitiness of black cherries, and mulberry. While at the same time, the spices and herbs of the dish will be accentuated through the notes of star anise and peppers.
Roast beef paired with Shiraz
A perfectly cooked roast beef for your Easter feast... It really doesn't get better than that. Unless you add wine to the equation. A bolder and heartier dish that is favoured during the cooler and wetter Autumn months, makes this the perfect accompaniment for our cool climate, Impressionist Shiraz.
The intensity of the beef and its flavours will need a fuller wine to match, the shiraz provides the perfect balance of tannins, body, and finish to carry the flavours through your palate. The gentle fruitiness perfectly cuts through the marbling and juices of the beef, while notes of spices and mocha of the shiraz further brings out the beef’s meatiness.
Crackling Pork Belly with Riesling
There is nothing more impressive than roast pork with the perfect crackling, juicy, salty, fatty; mouth-watering deliciousness, this is the essence of Easter festivities. However, this might not be a conventional wine pairing, as the common saying goes, red wine for red meat, white wine for white meat, one might consider a Shiraz or Cabernet to match the oily pork belly, however the roundness of a reds may not be enough to cut through the fattiness of pork. Instead, the perfect match for this succulent slab of deliciousness is a crisp cool Riesling.
The Estate Riesling with crackling belly is a match made in (porky) heaven. The acidity of the Riesling perfectly cuts through the fattiness of the pork to offset any undesired greasiness, while its natural citrus notes paired against the saltiness of the crackling will further bring out the sweetness and meatiness of the meat.
Salmon paired with Chardonnay
If there's one thing that wine and food lovers can agree on, it's that salmon is a delicious protein to enjoy with white wine. Whether you're pairing a crisp chardonnay with your pan fried salmon or enjoying a glass of chardonnay alongside smoked salmon appetizers, the combination is sure to please! The richest of fish options, salmon matches best with one of the most full-bodied of white wine, chardonnay.
The Estate Chardonnay has been crafted with the perfect balance of flavour, acidity and creaminess. The well rounded acidity cuts through the fattiness of the fish while the wine’s vanilla and oaky undertones brings out the savoury flavours of the salmon, and the saltiness of the fish further accentuates the natural fruit sweetness of lychee and peer within the wine.
Devilled eggs paired with Pinot Grigio
Looking for a vegetarian option? Why not devilled eggs this Easter? Or better yet 'Blush devil eggs'?
The natural fruitiness of the wine complements the creaminess of the eggs. The acidity of the wine cuts through the richness of the eggs, while the complex flavours of ripe pear and lychee combines perfectly with the sweet paprika and other spices in the devilled egg.
Hot cross bun inspired trifle paired with Moscato
If you haven't checked out our Hot cross bun trifle recipe, then what are you waiting for? hop right to it!
Whether you’re adventurous enough to try our hot cross bun trifle, or just want to stick with the traditional Easter festive buns, finish your Easter celebration with a Double down on the sweetness and enjoy it with a glass of ice cold, sparkling Flamingo Moscato, alternatively try our Mulled wine recipe and enjoy a warm mug of mulled wine.
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