Sep 21, 2020
7 days Pasta x Plaga Wine Pairing
WINES TO MATCH DIFFERENT PASTA SAUCES
What wine should you pair with your favourite pasta? As you might guess it depends on the sauce rather than the pasta shape.
1. Pesto Pasta Dishes with Cabernet Merlot
More fruitier and softer than Cabernet Sauvignon, this smooth wine goes well with something neutral. It has lesser tannin content and is a mild red wine variety. However, this doesn’t mean it lacks complexity. Its mellow flavour is backed by its fruity plum and black cherry flavour.
2. Tomato Pasta Dishes with Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is the most sought-after wine in the world, and it is loved for its highly acidic, savory character. Its primary flavor is that of black currant, with overtones of several other flavors, like mint, cherry, vanilla, tobacco, and even other overtones, like coffee, spice, cedar, cassis, etc. This complex and layered wine is prized for its high tannin content, which makes it perfect for pasta prepared with thick tomato-based sauces.
3. Cheese Based Pasta with Chardonnay
America’s number 1 white wine variety, Chardonnay is the most consumed variety in the world. This world-famous wine pairs well with pasta dishes prepared with creamy sauces. In fact, this wine complements cream-based pastas better than any other pasta variety.
4. Seafood Pasta Sauce with Rose Wine
An excellent wine to pair with it is one that it is delicate presenting both some sapidity and minerality, that doesn't have a particularly high alcohol content and that is pleasantly aromatic.
5. Spicy Pasta Dishes with Sweet Rose
With hot spicy sauces such as arrabbiatta, aglio olio e peperoncino (garlic, oil and chilli) and puttanesca (anchovies, capers and olives) try either a sharply aromatic Sweet Rose that balance the strong flavour dishes.
6. Veggies Pasta Based with Sauvignon Blanc
Spring onions, garlic ramps, artichoke and broccolini often create the backbone of a great primavera, although anything fresh and seasonal will do. The goal of this dish is to really highlight the springy freshness of all the veggies, which is why a light-bodied white wine with lemony and floral notes is a great choice.
7. Creamy Based Pasta and Frizzante
t’s hard to find a wine that won’t pair fairly well with cheese, so instead, think of this pasta style as an opportunity to try some of the more texture-based, nuanced pairings. For example, a white wine with some creaminess and refreshing taste on it.
However, here is a pro tip for wine & pasta pairing:
No matter how you pair it. It’s just delicious
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