Which wine to drink with foie gras?
Wine and foie gras: a festive pairing!
It is one of the most emblematic starters of the Christmas meal: the foie gras! Foie gras has always been a staple at our Christmas table. Whether you have decided to invite your friends and family, or whether you are attending the meal as a guest, don't hesitate to offer them foie gras. But then a fateful question arises: what wine to best accompany your foie gras?
Which foie gras with wine?
First of all, you have to decide which type of foie gras to choose. There are two possibilities:
- Goose foie gras: with less pronounced flavours, milder and more refined than duck foie gras.
- Duck foie gras: more powerful and stronger in flavour than goose foie gras
Once this choice has been made, it remains to decide on its form. Fried, truffled or in a terrine, its texture will delight your taste buds! For the more motivated, you can decide to make it yourself, remove the skin and then cook it in a cloth! For most of us, we buy the foie gras ready-made, in its block. There is also a wide choice, if you can, prefer to work with your local artisans to delight your guests.
Are you ready? Your choice is made? Now let's find the best wine to match your foie gras.
Which wine to drink with foie gras?
The most common combination is surely that of a sweet and fruity soft and fruity white winelike a Sauternes or a Monbazillac. This is the most classic pairing, but it is not the one that we will recommend in priority, especially if you eat your foie gras as a starter. In order to preserve your taste buds, we advise you against matching your foie gras at the beginning of the meal with a wine that is too concentrated in sugar. Indeed, the combination of fat and sugar could be a bit heavy for the rest of the meal.
The perfect wines with foie gras
To accompany the fat of the dish, we recommend a dry white wine with a round body and a sharp profile. Dry chenins from the Loire region will do the trick, like a Savenières for example. You can also select an Alsatian Riesling or a great Chardonnay from Burgundy. These are wines with powerful aromas and a long finish, which will be ideal to match with foie gras.
Red wine also goes well with foie gras. For this, choose a wine with present but supple tannins. Wines from the Loire region with a Cabernet franc base will work wonders, as will wines from the wines from the South West of France with a Bordeaux flavour and a little bottle age.
If you wish to stick to a sweet wine / foie gras agreement, we recommend either a sweet Jurançon wine (with a good balance between sweetness and acidity) or a soft (semi-dry) Loire wine, which will be the ideal compromise. A little more original, but still in the sweet/savoury harmony, you can go for a sweet natural wine from Maury (red). It will go perfectly with a tournedos Rossigny.
Discover here our selection of natural wines perfect for foie gras by clicking on the picture below!
A natural wine for your festive meal!
Would you like advice on which wine to choose for your different dishes? Let us guide you through our selection of natural wines at Petites Caves ! Use our filters to select our wines by colour, by region or according to the desired food/wine pairing. Our sommelier Tom and his team of wine selectors will help you make the right choice and above all make great discoveries: our wines are natural, sometimes without sulphites, in order to respect the aromas of the grapes as much as possible. All the winemakers we have selected work with passion to offer you wines that will seduce wine lovers!
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