Delicious food demands delicate wine. It is the same with the consumption of white truffles. Which wine harmonizes particularly well with the exclusive mushrooms, reveals our master sommelier Frank Kammer.
Two top foods: Alba truffle and Barolo
It is one of the most expensive delicacies on this planet. Nevertheless, many a gourmet is addicted to their idiosyncratic, beguiling scent. Just a few wafer-thin shavings of the white Alba truffle are enough to conjure an exclusive feast for gourmets from a plate of buttered tagliatelle or a simple risotto. In the home of the best white truffle, the Piedmontese wine region around the small town of Alba, there is only one answer to the question of what you would like to drink: a well-matured Barolo. It is the most famous red wine of this region. In fact, the earthy-sweet fragrance of the truffle aroma blends perfectly into the highly complex, but always autumnal earthy fruit of Barolo. However, if the truffle dish is usually served as a pasta dish, that is, as a second starter, the powerfully spicy Barolo is not necessarily the best solution purely in terms of the menu.
That’s why, as an alternative, I also like to recommend particularly full-bodied Chardonnays with expressive, ripe fruit and the typical Lohenote of Barrique expansion. These are often reminiscent of roasted nuts and brioche as well as warm baking spices. Particularly in California, but also in the warmer growing areas of South America, such monumental and at the same time extremely smooth Chardonnays can be found, which can wonderfully accompany the intense truffle flavor.
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