Wine matches for your favourite recipes

Naked Wines
04 October, 2016

When it comes to cooking a show-off dish, it’s easy to fall at the final hurdle with a bad wine match. We asked Naked Wines to pick the perfect pairing for some of the most popular recipes from the library.

Nathan Outlaw’s sea bass with crab mayonnaise, roasted fennel and orange

The match: Petit Villebois Sauvignon Blanc 2015

The reason: This wine is a crisp, light and fruity crowd-pleaser that compliments seafood to a tee; Sauvignon is light enough to compliment the fish without taking away from its delicate flavour.

River Cottage’s roasted breast of lamb with lemon and apricots

The match: Christian Patat Montepulciano DOC 2012

The reason: This smooth and juicy red has just a touch of licorice in the background, and is packed full of beautiful red fruits, a perfect match for this flavour-packed, fruity lamb. 

James Martin’s cauliflower ‘couscous’ with barbecued chicken and honeyed tomatoes

The match: Benjamin Darnault Viognier 2015

The reason: This Viognier is packed to the rafters with delicious apricot and lemon fruit, all whirled around in a creamy mix that closes a stupendous variety act with a delicious, capricious zing. It brings out the flavours of the chicken beautifully.

Yasmin Khan’s sour cherry and dark chocolate cookies

The match: Lacaze Cabernet Carmenere 2014

The reason: Big, bold and super spicy, this is a serious wine. The taste is packed with black cherries and bitter chocolate that’ll  match superbly with this dessert. An absolutely smashing cabernet.

Skye Gyngell’s roasted squash with roasted tomatoes, feta and basil oil

The match: Stefano di Blasi Pinot Grigio 2015

The reason: This beautiful Italian number has the all the freshness of a crisp white wine, full of lemon and honey notes to cut through the richness of the squash, whilst the structure and length make it a delight to keep you going all through the meal.

Fernandez and Wells’ mozzarella, peaches and prosciutto

The match:  Virgile Joly Bourret 2015

The reason: This is an exceptional, light, fresh wine, with elegance and length that goes well with the sweet and savoury nature of this dish.

Alain Ducasse's pot-au-feu

The match: Virgile Joly Merlot 2015

The reason: The quintessential French dish, of course needs a classic French red. This Merlot has a lovely smokiness about it that goes very well with the meatiness of the pot-au-feu, while the creamy vanilla and explosion of dark fruits will keep you coming back for more long after the pan is empty.

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