The perfect meal for the perfect Prince Edward County wine

July 26, 2013 10:14 am Views: 191

Wine on its own is good. But, with a delicious complementary meal, it’s that much better. The diversity of wines in Prince Edward County offers the ideal selection for any meal. Below, we offer a pairing guide for the main varietals of wine present in the Prince Edward County region.

Pinot Noir

This medium-bodied red, quite common in Prince Edward County, will complement any meal with heavier fish or lighter meat. Whether it’s tuna, duck or ham paired with a side of potatoes, mushrooms or cabbage, this substantive wine will balance out any of these delicious foods.

Chardonnay

Craving a wine to accompany a dish fresh off the grill? This full-flavored, rich white wine will match up well with any grilled, roasted or sautéed food. Lobster or shrimp in a butter or garlic sauce, along with avocado and spinach salad, make up the ideal meal for your chilled glass of Prince Edward County Chardonnay.

Riesling

Fruity, fresh and crisp, this German-style white will liven up any lean meat. Go for ham, oysters, shellfish or veal – the salty flavors will balance out the fruitiness of the wine.

Pinot Grigio

Tilapia, chicken, veal, ravioli. These are your most desirable dishes. With their lean simplicity, Pinot Grigio maintains the lightness that you desire from your favorite meal. With citrus flavors, this semi-fragrant wine adds just the right amount of pizzazz to any light meal.

Cabernet Franc

The Cabernet Franc really packs a punch with its full-bodied, well-rounded flavor. This red will go well with any heavier meat, whether it’s a beef or pork roast, or robust fish such as tuna or salmon. Complement this with a grilled Portobello mushroom for a hearty and truly delicious meal.

Gamay

Lighter than its fellow red, Cabernet Franc, Gamay is the ideal wine for accompanying lighter, saltier meats, such as ribs, ham or grilled salmon. Stir these in with a light tomato sauce with your preferred pasta for a balanced, flavorful meal to go with your favorite glass of Gamay.

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